Propecia is a brand product that contains Finasteride, which belongs to a class of medications called 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors.
It works by blocking the production of a certain hormone related to hair loss. It is therefore used to treat hair loss (in men only).
Propecia is available as tablets and can be taken orally. For male hair loss, the usual starting dosage is 1 mg once daily for at least 3 months.
Common side effects of Propecia include dizziness, tiredness and decreased sex drive.
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In Hong Kong, Propecia is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Propecia in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.