Finasteride 1mg Treatment for Male Hair Loss
Milpharm finasteride 1mg is a daily tablet for hair loss prevention and hair regrowth manufactured by Aurobindo Pharma (Malta) Limited – Milpharm Ltd. The active ingredient is 1mg finasteride.
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- What is finasteride 1mg?
- How does it work?
- How effective is finasteride 1mg in treating male hair loss?
- Who can take finasteride 1mg?
- What are the side effects of finasteride 1mg?
What is finasteride 1mg?
Finasteride 1mg is a film-coated tablet produced by the pharmaceutical company Aurobindo Pharma (Malta) Limited – Milpharm Ltd. It is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. It is a prescription medication that is taken orally (whole, it must not be broken or crushed).
Finasteride 1mg is a clinically-proven medication for the treatment of male hair loss and is licensed for this purpose by the UK medical regulatory body, the MHRA, and FDA-approved in the USA.
The product is used to prevent and/or stop the underlying cause of androgenic alopecia through the use of once-a-day tablets which contain 1mg doses of finasteride. Milpharm finasteride 1mg contains the same active ingredient as is found in Propecia and Aindeem, and in the same 1mg dosage. In larger doses finasteride is used to treat prostate problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
How does it work?
The active ingredient in these Milpharm tablets is finasteride 1mg.
In 1992, Proscar, a daily drug for men over 60 years of age, in which the active ingredient is 5mg of Finasteride, was licensed in the UK for the prevention of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). Following this, finasteride was discovered to also help suppress the cause of male hair loss by preventing the development of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body, when taken in smaller doses of 1mg.
DHT is a naturally occurring substance known as a Type II ‘5-alpha reductase inhibitor’, which attacks the hair follicles across the top of the head and causes genetic hair loss in those susceptible to male pattern baldness.
Taking finasteride 1mg as directed allows the finasteride contained within the daily tablets to inhibit the formation of DHT. Once this has been blocked, normal hair growth should resume. In this respect, finasteride 1mg operates in exactly the same way regardless of the brand name under which it is sold eg. Milpharm, Aindeem, Propecia, etc.
How effective is finasteride 1mg in treating male hair loss?
The results for men using finasteride 1mg to regrow their hair will depend on their level of hair loss when they first start taking the medication. However, studies into the active ingredient, finasteride 1mg, have shown that between 70 and 80% of men have tended to experience positive results from this form of hair loss treatment.
Research was carried out over a 2 year period whereby 1,553 men with male pattern hair loss were given 1mg finasteride daily for the duration of the study. The findings showed that over 83% of the participants had either maintained or increased their hair count from baseline. Additionally, visual assessments identified an improvement in the hair’s appearance in over 80% of the test subjects.
A further 5-year clinical study into the efficacy of finasteride 1mg was carried out by an independent panel of dermatologists. They reviewed the results of 279 men and assessed their regrowth during the study by using photographic evidence and a hair count. In terms of visible results, the panel concluded that 9 out of 10 subjects achieved this, with 48% experiencing regrowth and 42% halting their hair loss. The hair count test found that almost 70% of men who took finasteride 1mg regrew hair, whilst those who were not taking the medication all lost hair.
Who can take finasteride 1mg?
Finasteride 1mg is usually prescribed for men with mild to moderate levels of shedding who want to tackle the signs of pattern hair loss, such as a thinning crown or a receding hairline. Finasteride 1mg is not suitable for use by women, or men under the age of 18.
It is imperative that any man wishing to use finasteride 1mg first ensure they fit the necessary medical requirements in order for this hair loss treatment to be prescribed. They should consult a hair loss expert or their GP who will be able to assess their suitability before they start any course of treatment. It is also important that, as with any pharmaceutical product or medication, men make themselves fully aware of how the drug should be taken, when it should not be taken, and the potential side effects, beforehand. If anything is unclear, professional advice should be sought so that the client is fully informed and comfortable with the treatment before taking it.
You can contact The Belgravia Centre for a free consultation at one of our Central London hair loss clinics or, if you are based outside London, UK, or abroad, you can submit an online consultation. The consultation process will allow your personal hair loss specialist to determine the most effective treatment options for you based upon your diagnosis and medical profile.
What are the side effects of finasteride 1mg?
As with any medication, there are possible side effects related to use of finasteride 1mg. For information on possible adverse effects, please read the official PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET which is provided inside each box of Milpharm Finasteride 1mg.