Propecia is the trade name for the medication finasteride. It is an oral medication manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals and is supplied as a 1 mg tablet (Proscar is manufactured as a 5 mg tablet for the treatment of prostate hypertrophy). The daily dosage is 1 mg a day. Finasteride acts by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, one of the hormones responsible for male pattern hair loss. Studies have shown that approximately 90% of the men taking finasteride daily maintained or increased their hair growth where 10% lost hair. Finasteride has been used clinical for the treatment of hair loss in men since 1997 under the name of Propecia. At our Portland hair loss center, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabel to determine if you are a candidate for finasteride.
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