Hair Loss Option: Propecia

PropeciaPropecia is the only FDA approved oral treatment for hair loss. It is taken once per day and grows hair in about 66% of individuals after two years of treatment. Roughly 83% of individuals on the treatment maintain their existing hair after two years as well. Propecia works by blocking an enzyme used to create the male hormone DHT, the hormone which causes hair loss. Propecia is for men only. It can cause lessening of libido, less semen production, and softer erections in roughly 2% of individuals for each of the three listed side effects. The side effects go away in over 50% of individuals who continue the treatment and 100% of individuals who stop using the medication. Propecia Costs approximately $45-55 per month.

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