Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to Use Finasteride 5mg for Hair Loss

Finasteride 5mg is a treatment drug that was engineered by the pharmaceutical company, Merck, for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.  During the testing stages of finasteride 5mg, they found out that the drug has a side effect that will benefit men who are losing hair due to androgenic alopecia.  The research that was conducted by Merck on this side effect revealed that it only takes 1mg of finasteride to effectively start the treatment for male pattern baldness.  This actually was a win-win situation for the pharmaceutical giant because the drug that they have developed can be used two conditions – finasteride 5mg for benign prostatic hyperplasia and finasteride 1mg for male pattern baldness.

The treatment performed by the finasteride drug they created faired very well – a dream scenario for any pharmaceutical company.  Since the overall chemical formulation of the drug for treatment is just the same, there was really no need for additional expensive research and development for the accidentally discovered side effect.  The difference between treating the two conditions was simply a matter of difference in dosaging.  Finasteride 5mg was released with the brand name Proscar, and finasteride 1mg was released using the brand name Propecia. Continue reading

Are Propecia Generic Drugs As Effective As Their Branded Counterparts?

Often times people are being misled that generic medications are cheaper because the qualities of the drugs have been compromised. Safety and the quality of the drugs have always made people believe as an issue with generic medications. However, the good news is that this is a myth. Branded drugs and generic medications are hundred percent the same. The generic ones are cheaper because the production cost is cheaper since they are a clone from the brand name medicines. Thus you get the same dosage, strength, effects, risks, active ingredients, and others. Take for example propecia generic, a medicine popular for treating hair loss and prostate enlargement in men.

Propecia generic is generally known as Proscar and Propecia, the brand name versions of the drug. But whether they are generic or branded, both drugs offer the same effects and indications. Propecia generic functions as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. From the description alone, we can say that the drug works by inhibiting the activities of the enzymes from converting testosterone into harmful levels of DHT. As what you may know, DHT can harm the hair follicles leading the baldness. Moreover, the conversion may also enlarge the prostate, causing more dangerous risks for infections and cancer. Propecia generic works best in treating these disorders of men. Continue reading