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Propecia

Most Commonly Used
Propecia 1mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: PROPECIA  |  P
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Overview Information on Propecia
Pharmacist Tip
Take Propecia with a full glass of water.     
Propecia® is a brand name for finasteride, a prescription medicine used to treat hair loss in men, also called male pattern baldness. Propecia works by blocking a hormone in the scalp. When this happens, Propecia helps to regrow hair that has been lost and to prevent further hair loss.

Propecia is only approved for use in men and should not be taken by women or children. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch, handle, or come into contact with Propecia tablets. Propecia can be absorbed through skin and cause birth defects in a male baby's sex organs. Unbroken Propecia tablets are coated, but they become dangerous if they are broken or crushed. Pregnant women should wash their hands with soap and water and call their doctor right away if they have had direct contact with Propecia tablets.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Propecia® is a brand name for finasteride, a prescription medicine used to treat hair loss in men, also called male pattern baldness. Propecia works by blocking a hormone in the scalp. When this happens, Propecia helps to regrow hair that has been lost and to prevent further hair loss.

Propecia is only approved for use in men and should not be taken by women or children. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch, handle, or come into contact with Propecia tablets. Propecia can be absorbed through skin and cause birth defects in a male baby's sex organs. Unbroken Propecia tablets are coated, but they become dangerous if they are broken or crushed. Pregnant women should wash their hands with soap and water and call their doctor right away if they have had direct contact with Propecia tablets.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013