Home / Hair Loss Treatments / FDA Approved Hair Loss Treatments / Propecia Propecia Summary: Propecia is an FDA-approved drug for treating hair loss. It comes in a 1mg pill form and is available by prescription only for men, costing around $45-50 per month. Propecia grows hair in about 50% of men after one year and around 66% of men after two years of use. Overall, around 85% of men do not lose any more hair while using Propecia. The most common side effects are decreased sexual desire or lowered amount of ejaculate, which occurred in less than 2% of men. It should be noted, however, that almost as many men who received the placebo experienced this as well. Specifics: Treatment Type: 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Availability: Prescription for men Country Approval Approved: United States, New Zealand, UK, Australia, Canada, European Community Clinical Results: Moderate to dense regrowth in 48% of individuals after one year (compared to 7% placebo) and in 66% of individuals after two years (compared to 7% placebo). Overall hair count increase of 138 hairs per inch after two years compared to placebo. Observed Results: Seem to match clinical results. May be improved with simultaneous use of Rogaine/Minoxidil 2% or 5% Side Effects: In 2% or less of individuals decreased sexual desire, lowered sensitivity, or decreased ejaculate Cost $45-58 for a one month supply at pharmacies Where You Can Get It: Propecia.com and other online retailers Related Pages Higher Propecia Doses May Be Effective in Postmenopausal Women Propecia May Prevent Fibrosis Propecia Topical Liposomes Propecia 2 Year Vertex Results Propecia 2 Year Frontal Hair Loss Study Results Propecia Hairloss Survey Participants Samples Proscar/Propecia Hair Loss Survey Merck Announces Two Year Propecia Results, Expects Approval This Week Finasteride in the treatment of men with frontal male pattern hairloss Evaluation of sexual function in subjects taking finasteride for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia The long-term effect of specific type II 5alpha-reductase inhibition with finasteride on bone mineral density in men: results of a 4-year placebo controlled trial Long-term (5-year) multinational experience with finasteride 1 mg in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Leave a Comment Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.