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Finasteride is the generic form of the brand Propecia®
Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
Common side effects include a decrease in sex drive, trouble getting or keeping an erection, and a decrease in the amount of semen.
There may also be an increased risk of high grade prostate cancer. These and other side effects have been reported in those taking the 5mg dose rather than the 1mg dose. Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects.
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How effective is finasteride?
Finasteride has been shown to be effective at preventing hair loss and even regrowing hair in some men. One paper summarized the findings of 3 studies that included a total of 1879 men and evaluated the effects of finasteride 1 mg on male pattern hair loss. Two of the studies were performed on men with hair loss primarily at the crown of the head and one study was performed on men with hair loss primarily at the hairline.
Based on the studies:
of men balding at the crown of the head had further hair loss prevented
of men with hairline recession had further hair loss prevented
Millions are meeting health goals with Ro
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“Within a few months I saw results. Now my hair is back!”
Veljean, Ro member
“Getting my medicine from Ro has been easy and convenient. I know I’ll have what I need to feel like myself.”
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“My sleep is better and my stress is down.”
Alan, Ro member
Medication experienceRating: 5 out of 5 stars
No issues. Treatment going well.
David - 5/17/2023
Works for meRating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was able to stop losing hair and gain back hair that I had lost. I’ve been using it for four years now.
Brenan - 5/11/2023
FinasterideRating: 5 out of 5 stars
Not loosing hair but no regrow that.
Bryan - 5/8/2023
Going on 16 months and here’s the honest truthRating: 5 out of 5 stars
Started taking Finasteride and nothing else in October of 2021. Right around the 6-7 month mark I started noticing a halt to my receding hairline which was only starting on my left crown area. My hair does grow long if I let it except in that spot it seems to grow at-a much slower pace, so my hair in the front/bangs is always shorter on the left side which is a pain in the arse. Anyhow, I was able to halt the receding progress which was starting to accelerate before starting Finasteride. After the 12th month mark I noticed very little hair growth within the receding area. Not much, But enough for me to notice. Now at 16 months I am glad I started taking Finasteride when I did because I have had 0 acceleration of receding hair loss. My hair is thin as always has been, but I’m able to still sport a full head of hair and to me that is priceless! I actually got my son on it and he is at the 12 months mark now and he feels it has thickened his hair somewhat. Unlike me, he started with some balding on the crown which has not improved As it was already bald well before he started the Finasteride. He is staying on it because he sees a difference in thickness and he has his fathers thin hair.
Michael - 5/5/2023
I got hair now.Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I had problems believing this would work for me . I have hair now where there was none. If you read this review and thinking about how and what will help your hair grow back. Roman's are the people to speak with. This isn't not an over night job.It take time to get it in your system just stay with them. And you will see hair coming in the hairless places. I use tell my wife my hair is coming back. Of course she didn't see or believe me. Now she says you wasn't lying. I told her this before I started using Roman's it works!
Charlie - 5/5/2023
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Important safety information
What you should know before taking finasteride.