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          1) Read all the information below including the Patient Information Leaflet.
          2) Select the medicine you want to try.
          3) Create an account and checkout.
          4) Answer all medical questions during checkout before paying and then a doctor will inform you of his decision.

Please read all the information below (sections 1 to 5) before placing an order, it is very important and you must not skip this step.

Hair Loss

Male hair loss is the most common type of hair loss. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp, and is passed on from generation to generation.
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We post using Royal Mail Recorded or Special Delivery throughout the UK to your chosen address. If your order is rejected, we will give you a full refund.

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Once you finish reading all the information on this page, you will find the choices of medicine and prices we charge at the bottom of this page under step 5.
 
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Hair Loss / Male pattern baldness / Androgenic alopecia


Male hair loss is the most common type of hair loss. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp, and is passed on from generation to generation.

In the past, baldness was often seen as something unfortunate or undesirable. However, this attitude has changed over the years and nowadays a clean-shaven head is usually considered both fashionable and attractive.

Causes

Some men have areas on the scalp that are very sensitive to the male sex hormones that circulate in men's blood. The hormones make the hair follicles - from which hair grows - shrink. Eventually, they become so small that they cannot replace lost hairs. The follicles are still alive, but are no longer able to perform their task.

The condition usually starts in men aged 20 to 30 and follows a typical pattern. First, a receding hairline develops, and gradually the hair on top of the head also begins to thin. Eventually, the two balding areas meet to form a typical U-shape around the back and sides of the head. The hair that remains is often finer, and does not grow as quickly as it used to.

Male hair loss is genetically determined (passed on from parents). Although a doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the condition, this may have side effects.

The Treatments


           * Minoxidil lotion (Regaine regular strength or Regaine extra strength) is applied twice daily to the scalp. Minoxidil was originally invented as a treatment for high blood pressure; the hair growth is a side effect that, in this case, has proved useful. It is not available on NHS prescription, but can be purchased over-the-counter. About 60 per cent of patients benefit from it to varying degrees and its effects start to wear off as soon as it is stopped.
           * Finasteride (Propecia) is a medicine taken in tablet form that partially blocks the effects of the male hormones (an 'anti-androgen'). It is used in a higher dose to reduce the size of the prostate gland in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy. Propecia has been shown to halt further hair loss and promote re-growth of scalp hair in approximately 80 per cent of patients after three to six months. Treatment must be continued to sustain the improvement in hair growth. It is only available on private prescription which is what we can give you.

Hair Loss in Women

Women can also suffer hair loss, especially those with many relatives who are also prone to losing their hair.

The female pattern sets in at a later age than in men and is usually limited to the top of the head. Total baldness is rarely seen in women.

The only treatment licensed for hair loss in women is Regaine for women.

 
  About the Medicine

About Propecia

Propecia tablets contain the active ingredient finasteride, which is a type of medicine called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.

Finasteride works by inhibiting the action of a compound in the body called 5-alpha reductase. This compound is called an enzyme, and is responsible for converting the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a hormone that can damage hair follicles and lead to hair loss in men who are genetically sensitive to it.

As finasteride prevents the action of 5-alpha reductase it prevents the formation of DHT. This decreases the amount of DHT both in the blood and the scalp and can lead to reversal of the balding process.

The medicine is taken by mouth to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss in men with male pattern baldness. It may take three to six months of treatment before you notice a decrease in hair loss or increase in hair density. Continued use of this medicine is recommended to obtain the maximum benefit. If you stop taking it you are likely to lose any hair you have gained within 9 to 12 months.

Side Effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.


           * Impotence.
           * Breast tenderness/swelling.
           * Pain in the testicles.
           * Reduced volume of ejaculation.
           * Ejaculation disorders.
           * Decreased sex drive.
           * Hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, itching, hives or swelling of the lips and face.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Important Notes

Propecia should never be taken by a woman or a child. Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be permitted to handle finasteride tablets,

Before taking Propecia, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this medication, or to a similar medicine called dutasteride (Avodart). Also tell your doctor if you have:
           * liver disease, or abnormal liver enzyme tests;
           * prostate cancer;
           * a bladder muscle disorder;
           * stricture of your urethra; or
           * if you are unable to urinate.
Although Propecia is not for use by women, this medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Propecia tablets should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Propecia tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed. If a woman accidentally comes into contact with this medication from a broken or crushed tablet, wash the area with soap and water right away.

Dose

It is important to use Propecia regularly to get the most benefit. You may need to take Propecia daily for three months or more before you see a benefit.

Propecia can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. If the drug has not worked for you in twelve months, further treatment is unlikely to be of benefit.

If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor. Store Propecia at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.



Manufacturers and Brands

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) is the UK subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA, a leading research-based pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of innovative pharmaceutical products to improve human health.
 
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