Finasteride (Brand names: Proscar, Propecia, Propecia Pro-Pak) is prescribed for the treatment of an enlarged prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia). This drug is also used to treat hair loss. Finasteride works by stopping production of a male enzyme in the body (5-alpha-reductase) that causes hair loss and the prostate to grow larger.
If taking finasteride for hair loss, be patient as it may take at least three months before you to start seeing any changes. Finasteride sold in the U.S. may be less expensive than at pharmacies in Canada and other countries. Be sure to compare prices before you buy from abroad. You can save money on the brand version of finasteride 5 mg using PharmacyChecker-accredited online pharmacies. If you are filling your prescription in the U.S., you can find discounts on finasteride at local U.S. pharmacies by using the drug discount coupon search at the bottom of this page. According to its packaging, finasteride sold in the U.S. is manufactured in India.
The total price includes shipping fees which typically cover an entire order, making it more economical to purchase multiple medications in the same order.
U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted - although it is technically not legal for individuals to import most prescription drugs. The U.S FDA regulates the safety and efficacy of medications sold in U.S. pharmacies. Medications dispensed from outside the U.S. are regulated for safety and efficacy by pharmaceutical/pharmacy regulatory authorities in other countries. Read how regulations may differ by country.