Finasteride is the generic version of the branded medicine Propecia and works directly at the cause of hair loss by encouraging follicles in the scalp to keep producing hair. Clinical trials have shown that 90% of men using Finasteride long term kept their hair with 2 out of 3 men benefiting from new hair growth.
Treatment needs to be used for 3-6 months before a benefit is seen and treatment must be continued to stop any hair loss.
The dose of Finasteride is one tablet daily.
Finasteride may also be safely used along with the topical treatment Regaine.