Hair Loss Treatment


(This medication applies to males over the age of 18 only)

Duration of the treatment:

  • Generally, three to six months of once daily treatment are required before evidence of stabilisation of hair loss can be expected. Continuous use is recommended to sustain benefit. If treatment is stopped, the beneficial effects begin to reverse by six months and return to baseline by 9 to 12 months.

Possible side effects of Finasteride:

  • Decreased libido and erectile dysfunction;
  • Decreased volume of ejaculate;

Reasons for inclusion

  • You are male and over the age of 18 years, presenting with male pattern baldness.

Reasons for exclusion

  • You are female.
  • You are under the age of 18.
  • You are male and taking finasteride 5 mg tablets, or any other 5α-reductase inhibitor, for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or any other condition
  • You have rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucosegalactose malabsorption