**Propecia** (finasteride) is a drug used to treat male pattern baldness. It is used to block the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the hormone responsible for stimulating hair growth. This helps reduce hair loss and promotes hair growth.
**Propecia is used to treat:**
– Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia);
– Androgenetic alopecia in women;
– Premature graying of hair in women.
It is taken in tablet form, usually once a day at bedtime. The recommended dose is 1 mg per day.
Before you start taking Propecia, you should consult your doctor, as it has certain contraindications and may cause side effects.
You can buy Propecia in pharmacies or specialty stores.