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Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) is an inexpensive drug used for the treatment of hair loss and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Proscar (finasteride 5 mg) is used to treat BPH, and Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is used for hair loss. Generic finasteride is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans for BPH, but not for hair loss, so pharmacy coupons may be lower. Compare 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
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Check Your Prescription: Finasteride is a generic alternative to both Propecia (1 mg) and Proscar (5 mg). Learn More

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These 6 Drugs May Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 20, 2015

Sexual problems are common in both men and women. These problems take different forms including lack of desire (decreased libido), inability to achieve erection or orgasm and impaired arousal.

New approval Addyi may be able to help women with low libido, like Viagra can help men with erectile dysfunction, but what if the culprit is one of your current prescriptions?

Medications are a common and easily treatable cause of sexual dysfunction—and these drugs are the most likely to cause problems. See More

Do Herbal Meds Work for Enlarged Prostate Symptoms?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 23, 2015

Symptoms from an enlarged prostate are a common complaint in older men. While we don’t know exactly what causes it, the changes in male sex hormones that occur with aging appear to play a role.

Urinary symptoms and sleep disturbance from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be easily remedied with medications. The prescription options, like tamsulosin (Flomax), finasteride (Proscar), and Rapaflo, among others, do work but may lead to side effects. See More

Sam’s Club Now Offers More Prescription Savings for Plus Members

Elizabeth Davis - April 22, 2015

You may already know that, like many pharmacies, Sam’s Club offers a selection of generic medications at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply—the same savings available at Walmart pharmacies. And you don’t need to be a member to take advantage of the savings or to fill a prescription at a Sam’s Club pharmacy.

But what if you’re a current Sam’s Club member, or looking for more savings? Sam’s has just introduced a new pharmacy savings program exclusively for their Plus Members. See More

Who Can’t Donate Blood?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 06, 2015

The goal of transfusion medicine is to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection to as low a level as possible. The FDA made news last week by recommending a change in the policy for gay men and donating blood. So what items in your medical history may get you denied from donating blood in the United States? And what laboratory testing is done on donated blood prior to transfusion?

What will your blood be tested for?

You will be denied if your blood tests positive for: HIV-1, HIV-2, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-I, HTLV-II, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, West Nile Virus (WNV), and T. See More

Savings Alert for Generic Propecia (Finasteride)

Elizabeth Davis - May 21, 2013

Finasteride (generic Propecia) has also been available for some time now as a generic alternative to Proscar, the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) med. Since the two are different strengths—1 mg for Propecia and 5 mg for Proscar—a generic specifically for Propecia should have been great news for anyone looking to save.

The 5 mg finasteride is still significantly cheaper though, as low as $10 at some pharmacies for 30 tablets, where the 1 mg tablet is often priced at $70+ for the same quantity. See More

Huge News: Finasteride Works for Hair Loss in Women – Yes, Women!

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 07, 2012

It has been known for more than 15 years that Propecia (finasteride) at 1 mg/day is an effective treatment for male pattern hair loss. The huge bummer was that 12 years ago Propecia was found to be ineffective for female pattern hair loss. Well, some researchers didn’t give up on finasteride. As mentioned in my previous blog (https://www.goodrx.com/blog/2012/04/12/propecia-for-hair-loss/) the trick here is that Propecia is really just finasteride, a medication that has been around forever as a generic used for benign prostatic hypertrophy at 5 mg/day. See More

Propecia for Hair Loss: How to Save Your Hair and Your Money

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 12, 2012

Propecia (finasteride) a day works for male pattern hair loss. Hair loss is a huge deal for men, some of whom are willing to pay big dollars for years for their Propecia.

Daily use of Propecia for more than 3 months is necessary before benefits are observed, so it does work . . . but at a cost. Remember that continued use is recommended to sustain benefit and when you stop, you will see reversal of what Propecia did within 12 months. See More

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