Finasteride, known as Propecia, is a synthetic antiandrogen that acts by inhibiting type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It was developed by Merck & Co., Inc. and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992 as a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Later in 1997, the FDA approved finasteride to treat AGA (Androgenetic Alopecia: male-pattern baldness).
We do not charge consultation fee or any other additional cost except for the drug price.
All Propecias which we prescribe are manufactured by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Japan and transported by credible licensed distributors. There is no possibility of counterfeit Propecia.
Features of Propecia
・Take Propecia one tablet every day.
・Propecia will start to effect within 6 months.
・Take no more than one tablet per day.
We cannot prescribe Propecia for patients who correspond to any of the followings:
・Patients who are allergic to the components of Propecia.
・Female and children.
Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use Propecia and should not handle crushed or broken Propecia tablets because the active ingredient may cause abnormalities of a male baby’s sex organs. If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with the active ingredient in Propecia, a doctor should be consulted.
Propecia tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed.
In clinical studies for Propecia, a small number of men experienced certain sexual side effects, such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, or a decrease in the amount of semen. Each of these side effects occurred in less than 2% of men and went away in men who stopped taking Propecia because of them. Liver function disturbance may also occurre at a low frequency (percentage too rare to estimate).
・Blood donation must be restraint during and at least one month after discontinuation of Propecia.
・Tell the doctor in charge that you are taking Propecia when checking Prostate cancer.
To knowledge, there is no drug or food contraindicated to take concomitantly with Propecia.