The Propecia version of finasteride tablets is available in one strength -- finasteride 1 mg tablets.
Finasteride and Proscar
Finasteride is also the active ingredient in Proscar®, a medication used for treating an enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). However, Proscar is available only in 5 mg tablets, which is not the correct dose for treating baldness.
There is currently no over-the-counter finasteride available.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 16, 2013.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind.
Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click