Buy Finasteride 1mg online in the UK
We have worked hard to make sure that the process is quick and easy to purchase Finasteride tablets from Oxford Online Pharmacy. With just 3 simple steps:
1 - Complete a short consultation
The first step is to complete a short consultation so our online doctors can determine whether this is the right treatment for you. Our GMC-registered doctors will then review your completed consultation.
2 - Choose your medication
You can now choose your medication, this could be the medication you are currently on or a new medication, using your consultation our doctors will make sure that your chosen medicine is the right treatment for you. If it is, they may provide some extra notes regarding directions of use for this medication.
However, if they believe your chosen medicine is not the most suitable treatment, they will make recommendations regarding what sort of treatment would be better for your needs.
3 - Fast, discreet, shipping
When you have finished the steps above your medication will be scheduled for delivery to the address of your choosing (you will do this when you pay).
We will make sure that you receive your medication quickly and discreetly – we always use discreet labels and packaging so no one will know what’s inside.
Male Pattern Hair Loss
Roughly 1 in 2 men will experience male pattern baldness and while excessive hair loss isn’t usually experienced before their late thirties, some men will show significant symptoms far sooner. Finasteride can slow down or even stop hair loss and some men experience increased hair growth. This treatment is largely accepted as one of the most effective.
- Effective in 90% of men for male pattern baldness
- Clinical studies have found that Finasteride stops hair loss for 90% of men.
- Most men see their hair loss improve after only 3 – 6 months of taking the treatment
- Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia, containing the same active ingredient at a much lower price
Low cost generic Propecia
Since Propecia's patent expired on 11th Oct 2014, better value versions of the same treatment have been approved for sale in the UK. The brand name is Propecia and Finasteride 1mg is the active ingredient of Propecia tablets.
Medically speaking, both versions of the treatment are the same. The NHS has provided further information on this comparison within the "Brand names versus generics" section of their medicines information page.
How long does it take for Finasteride to work?
Finasteride technically begins to work from the moment you take the first daily tablet. Its chemical properties help to block and regulate the DHT hormone, which will begin to slow the rate of hair loss and thinning. However, the impacts of one tablet are minimal. Likewise, male pattern balding is a regressive condition in which hair loss occurs over several years rather than overnight. So, it's almost impossible to notice an impact in the first few days of taking the prescription.
Here at Oxford Online Pharmacy, we find that most clients who consistently stick to their prescription see significant benefits of the drug after a period of 3-6 months, while optimal results are achieved after 12-24 months.
How does Finasteride work?
The tablet is taken orally and focuses on blocking the body's natural production of the DHT hormone which is responsible for stopping hair growth.
The blocking of DHT production subsequently allows the regenerated hairs to grow back with the same thickness and strength as their predecessors. In turn, as your hair replenishes the hairs that are naturally lost on a daily basis, you retain the same level of head coverage rather than experience a continued reduction in hair follicle numbers and volume.
While Finasteride tablets block DHT hormones on the scalp, they will not impact hair cell growth on other body parts.
The recommended dosage of Finasteride is one 1 mg tablet daily.
Finasteride may be taken with or without food.
Treatment will continuously be assessed by your doctor.
Generally, it can take three to six months of one tablet a day is required before evidence of stabilisation of hair loss can be expected.*
Continuous use is recommended to sustain benefit.*
Finasteride is not indicated for use in women or children and adolescents.
*Disclaimer- Individual results may vary.
This treatment is only for use by men.
Side Effects of Finasteride
With any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.
The following side effects are important and will require immediate action if you experience them:
Stop taking this medicine and talk to your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency department if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Skin rash, itching, lumps under your skin (hives)
- Breathing difficulties
If you notice any of the following, talk to your doctor straight away:
- Lumps, pain, enlargement of the breast (chest) tissue or nipple discharge. These may be signs of a serious condition, such as breast cancer.
General warnings from our Clinical Lead Dr Roisin McHugh:
- Finasteride/ Dutasteride has in rare cases caused depression. If you develop any symptoms of depression such as low mood please stop the medication straight away and discuss it with a health care professional.
- Infertility has been reported in men who took finasteride for a long time and had other risk factors that may affect fertility; this should improve on discontinuation of finasteride/ dutasteride. Long-term clinical studies about the effects of finasteride on fertility in men have not been conducted.
- Finasteride/dutasteride can affect a PSA blood test result, so please inform your own doctor that you are taking it.
- You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breast tissue such as lumps, pain, enlargement or nipple discharge as these may be signs of a serious condition, such as breast cancer (very rare).
- It can cause erectile dysfunction. If you have any questions regarding any of this please email or telephone the pharmacy.
- A small number of men (less than 1%) may experience heart palpitations when taking finasteride for the first time, especially if they are aged over 60.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report the side effects of Finasteride 1mg tablets directly via the Yellow Card Scheme here or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help to provide more information on the safety of these tablets.
You will need to be aware of the possible, rare, long-term side effects of taking finasteride or dutasteride - please see our blog page for more information.