Hair Loss Treatment Type:
5-alpha reductase inhibitor
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.
Halting of hair loss to dense regrowth.
Inhibits DHT production by 55-70%.
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).
$45-75 for 30 5mg pills ($55-60 average)