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Finasteride (Propecia) - choosing the right dose
Those affected by male pattern baldness see their hair follicles decrease in size and strength over a period of time until, eventually, they experience some baldness. This process is said to be caused by high amounts of DHT, a male hormone that’s essential in the maturing stage of a man’s life, but can cause some issues later on.
In simple terms, Finasteride works by lowering your levels of DHT. This will, in most cases, stop any further hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
Finasteride is prescribed to treat both male pattern baldness (MPB), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But these conditions need to be treated with different doses of Finasteride.
Medically reviewed by
Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical lead