Proscar

Proscar Finasteride Pills for Hair Loss TreatmentHair Loss Treatment Type:

5-alpha reductase inhibitor

Availability:

Prescription

Notes:

Proscar, a.k.a. Finasteride, is one of many anti-androgens. Proscar is mainly prescribed for treatment of enlarged prostates in men. Proscar functions by preventing testosterone from being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the primary hormone related to male pattern hair loss. A 1mg form of Proscar, Propecia, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss.

Claimed Results:

None.

Observed Results:

Halting of hair loss to dense regrowth.

Clinical Results:

Inhibits DHT production by 55-70%.

Testing:

Extensive.

Safety/Side Effects:

In 2-5% of patients using the full dosage, some loss of sex drive, loss of sexual sensitivity, and lowers amount of ejaculate (doesn’t affect sperm count).

Gender:

Primarily Male.

Typical Cost:

$45-75 for 30 5mg pills ($55-60 average)