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Propecia® (finasteride) is a drug that has been licensed as a treatment for certain types of male pattern baldness. It is not a cure for baldness; if you stop using it, your hair loss will most likely return within a year. This medication comes in the form of a tablet and is generally taken once a day.
Though generally well tolerated, side effects are possible and may include:
Before starting treatment, it's important to review Propecia's safety information. This medication may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions, such as liver disease, or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription products, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(Click Propecia for more information on this drug. This article covers topics such as how it works, basic dosing guidelines, and how long it takes to see results.)
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