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Finasteride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male pattern baldness and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Available in tablet form, it was approved for use by the FDA back in 1992 for males with an enlarged prostate; finasteride helps improve the impact of the symptoms of the condition, as well as decrease the likelihood of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI). It is sometimes prescribed by healthcare professionals off-label for the treatment of hair loss in women. 

It’s a long-term prescription that patients often take for many years. In the case of male pattern baldness, the medication has to be taken permanently, or the baldness will return. It’s classified as a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, and there are two brand name versions, Proscar and Propecia, both of which only treat one condition: Proscar is used for male pattern baldness; Propecia for BPH. 

What is Finasteride Prescribed For? 

A healthcare professional may prescribe finasteride for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or for male pattern baldness. 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition that causes the prostate to grow too large, which can make it difficult for urine to pass through the urethra. Finasteride is used to shrink the prostate, which in turn helps to ease the symptoms of the condition. 

Male pattern baldness is genetic hair loss in men. Finasteride helps to prevent further hair loss and promotes new hair growth on the scalp.

How Does Finasteride Work? 

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor drug. It helps to prevent one hormone (testosterone) from turning into another hormone (dihydrotestosterone). If a person has too much DHT in their body, then their prostate can grow larger. It can also cause hair to weaken, fall out, and stop growing. Finasteride helps to stop this hormone change. This change will only stop while the drug is being taken; if the patient stops taking finasteride, then the naturally occurring change will begin again. 

What Are The Side Effects of Finasteride? 

Side effects of taking finasteride are uncommon. Roughly only around one in a hundred people who take the medication experience side effects. And even if a person does get side effects, they usually become less noticeable after a while.

Common side effects include:

  • Difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Difficulty producing semen.

There are some more serious side effects associated with finasteride. These affect roughly one in a thousand people and include:

  • Depression or low mood
  • Lumps and pain in the chest area. 
  • Allergic reaction.

Frequently Asked Questions About Finasteride

How to Take Finasteride?

Finasteride is a tablet that you take via the mouth. Most people have to take one a day, with or without food. For the medicine to be most effective, it’s recommended to take it at the same time each day, though it’s not important what time of the day that is. You should take the tablet whole with a glass of water; do not crush or chew it.

What to Avoid While Taking Finasteride?

It’s generally fine to eat and drink as normal when you are taking finasteride. However, it’s important to avoid having sexual intercourse (or wear a condom) with someone who is pregnant or who could get pregnant since finasteride can enter your semen and affect the unborn baby. The supplement St John’s wort may reduce the effectiveness of finasteride.

Is Finasteride Hair Growth Permanent?

Finasteride has been shown to be effective in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It can prevent additional hair loss and promote hair growth in the scalp. However, to keep the effects of finasteride, you’ll need to take the medication permanently; if you stop taking the medication, the hormone process that causes hair loss will resume. As such, it’s not a cure for baldness, just an effective treatment.

Can You Get Finasteride Over-The-Counter (OTC)?

It is not possible to buy finasteride over the counter. It is a prescription drug, which means you’ll have to get a prescription in order to get the medicine.

Can You Get an Online Prescription for Finasteride From DrHouse?

Yes, you can receive an online prescription for Finasteride from DrHouse if deemed appropriate or necessary by our licensed physicians after reviewing your medical history and current condition.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.