Oral Finasteride | Koher Medical in High Point, NC

Finasteride was FDA approved in 1997 to treat male pattern hair loss. It has been proven to be an effective treatment when treating genetic pattern hair loss. It works by reducing the amount of the male hormone (DHT), which has been identified as a contributing factor for male pattern hair loss. Finasteride is considered a very safe and effective option for men, though there are a few potential side effects.

Finasteride

Side Effects

Side effects are rare, but they are possible. Men have reported lowered libido and breast tenderness or enlargement as the primary side effects. Refer to the Mayo Clinic for the complete outline of possible side effects. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/finasteride-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20063819?p=1

Effectiveness

Finasteride is an effective treatment to treat male pattern hair loss. It does have its limitations but works very well when hair loss is caught early. See the study results found in the National Library of Medicine. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11809594/