Finasteride is the generic name for the brand name Propecia. It is a hair loss treatment medication that is administered orally. Finasteride 1mg is by far the only treatment for male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Although finasteride 1mg has been in use for many years now, the truth is that the drug was not exactly intended for hair treatment at first. Finasteride 1mg was initially a medication used for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia or abnormal enlargement of the prostate gland in males. However, it was discovered that at low doses, it is able to treat androgenic alopecia.
Since finasteride 1mg has been widely used for several years now and by more than a million men suffering from male pattern baldness, it has proven to be very effective and safe in the treatment of pattern baldness in men of different age groups, race, and ethnicity. Finasteride 1mg can be used alone or in tandem with minoxidil, a drug that promotes hair growth. Continue reading