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How does Propecia work

Propecia is the only prescription hair loss treatment available in the UK. This clinically proven treatment has helped to stop hair loss in over 90% of cases and has also shown to promote hair growth in as many as two thirds of users. Indeed, Propecia has been proven to be the most effective hair loss prevention option available, with the results being far better than typically found with over-the-counter alternatives. Propecia is available to purchase online from 121doc after you complete a quick medical consultation online with one of our partner doctors.

How does Propecia work?

Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men and is typically caused by something called DHT, which is formed when testosterone is broken down by the body. Whilst this is a natural process that occurs in all men, it does not affect them everyone in the same way.

How does Propecia work

Propecia works to inhibit the breakdown of testosterone, leading to a significant reduction in the amount of DHT in the bloodstream. This has the effect of preventing hair loss in the vast majority of cases and also promotes hair regrowth in a large number of people too. Propecia is the only treatment - and the only prescription option - available that targets the root cause of male pattern baldness in this way, making it the most effective treatment currently available.

What are the benefits of Propecia hair loss treatment?

Propecia is the most effective treatment available for male hair loss and the results from clinical testing have shown this categorically. Over nine out of every ten men with male pattern baldness who used Propecia experienced no further hair loss, whilst around two thirds of these men went on to experience significant hair regrowth. Propecia is also incredibly easy to use and is the easiest option for tackling hair loss - indeed; it is a far easier and cheaper option than surgical hair loss prevention.

How do you use Propecia?

Using Propecia is simple and can very easily be made a part of your daily routine or schedule. You simply need to take one tablet per day with a glass of water at roughly the same time. It is important that you remember not to take more than one tablet per day as this can sometimes increase the risk of side effects, and it will not improve the success rates of your medication. If you do forget to take a tablet at the correct time, then take it as soon as you remember or have a chance to do so. If you miss a day entirely, do not try to balance your intake by doubling the dose the next day; simply continue your treatment as normal, taking one tablet a day – it is unlikely that missing a day, as long as it is not done too often, will have too huge an effect on your hair loss prevention.

As with all prescription medications, it is important that you take Propecia as per the instructions. The treatment comes complete with a detailed patient leaflet that offers further advice and information for anybody looking for it. You are also able to download the patient leaflet at any time from the bottom of this page. For any further assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated, professional patient support team.

Propecia side effects

As with almost all prescription medications, Propecia can cause side effects in very rare cases. In clinical studies, side effects were very uncommon and the majority of men were able to complete courses of the treatment without any adverse symptoms or consequences at all. A very small number of men experienced side effects, such as a difficulty maintaining an erection, but this occurred in less than 2% of men and usually disappeared after a short time. If you experience any more severe side effects, however, then please contact your doctor or get in contact with our patient support team.

Who can buy Propecia online?

Propecia is only available to men who are over 18 years of age and who are suffering from male pattern baldness. This treatment has been through and passed extremely thorough clinical trials, with some lasting as long as five years, and it is well tolerated and effective in the vast majority of cases.

However, there are some people that should not use Propecia:

  • Women
  • Men with allergies to the ingredients of Propecia
  • Men with a history of liver problems

Additionally, this treatment should not be handled by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can I buy Propecia online?

Propecia is available to purchase online from 12doc without a prior prescription from your doctor. In order to do so, you simply need to select the quantity and treatment option you would like before completing our quick, free online consultation. This will only take a few minutes and once completed, one of our partner doctors will review your answers to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. Once approved, a prescription will be sent on to our UK pharmacy where one of our pharmacists will check the prescription, prepare the medication, package it discreetly and then dispatch it for free same or next day delivery.

For more information about hair loss in men you can visit our hair loss page where you can find out more about other possible treatments for hair loss, hair loss myths, the 7 stages of male pattern baldness and more.

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