Finasteride (Generic Propecia, Proscar) is used to treat male pattern baldness that occurs in the middle of the scalp and at the crown of the head, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Finasteride works by lowering a natural hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which has been shown to damage hair follicles and lead to hair loss over time. Some men are more sensitive to DHT and will begin to see signs of hair loss at a younger age. In addition, the place where a man starts to see a receding hairline is largely dependent on which hair follicles are most sensitive to DHT; for some men it occurs around the front of the hairline and top of the head while others see it at the crown of the head. This medication works by blocking an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase which converts testosterone into DHT. This can slow hair loss and may even allow hair regrowth in areas where hair follicles were previously damaged. Taking finasteride and lowering DHT has not been shown to impact hair growth on any other parts of the body. Finasteride should be used by adult males only. Women and children should not use or handle this medication. This drug is not approved for the prevention of prostate cancer. Finasteride may slightly increase your risk of developing a very serious form of prostate cancer, so it’s important to talk to a licensed medical professional about the benefits and risks of taking this medication. Finasteride Prescription Finasteride is the generic version of Propecia and Proscar, and requires a prescription. You can buy generic finasteride at Blink Health Pharmacy. Blink Health Pharmacy offers a discounted price on finasteride by working directly with the pharmaceutical supply industry to negotiate lower prices and passes the savings onto patients. All generic medications sold through humanabest Pharmacy are FDA-approved. All FDA-approved generics must have the same strength, dosage form, safety and effectiveness as their brand-name counterparts.