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Generic Finasteride

Finasteride is available in generic form (click Generic Propecia for more information).

Who Makes Finasteride?

Finasteride is manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.


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.
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