Information & Advice
Prescriptions Direct makes it easier to treat male pattern baldness
Boots Prescriptions Direct allows eligible customers to access Propecia (finasteride) through an online consultation. A five-year clinical study demonstrated that nine out of 10 men using the treatment had visible results.
Propecia works by reducing the level of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp. DHT causes the hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop functioning, so Propecia works to block these effects.
You will need to take one Propecia tablet once a day with or without food for a continuous period of time.
Propecia will start working straight away and you could start to see results in as little as three months. If you stop taking the medicine, the hair loss process will begin again. Any results achieved will begin to reverse by six months and be gradually lost by nine to 12 months.
In clinical studies, nine out of 10 men with male pattern baldness kept their hair. Two out of three men who stayed on the programme for long-term treatment experienced some re-growth.
Propecia can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. Reported allergic reactions include rashes, itching and swelling of the lips and face. If you experience any of these, you should stop taking Propecia and see your GP straight away.
Other possible side effects, although uncommon, include impotence, ejaculation problems and breast tenderness. Persistent difficulty achieving an erection, even after discontinuation of treatment, has also been reported.
|Treatment length||Cost of Propecia|
|One month||£44.99||Two months||£79.99|
Your first purchase will be a 1 month supply to ensure that the product is suitable for you before purchasing larger amounts. To purchase Propecia, get started here.
Propecia is currently the only treatment for hair loss available through Boots Prescriptions Direct.
An alternative treatment option is minoxidil, which is available as a lotion and mousse and can be purchased in Boots Pharmacies and on Boots.com without a prescription. In clinical trials, three out of five men reported regrowth after 48 weeks of continual use of minoxidil five percent.
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