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Propecia is the brand name for the drug Finasteride marketed by Merck. It is used to treat a specific type of hair-loss for men called male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). The Australian Federal Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approved Finasteride 1mg for the treatment of male pattern baldness in 1997. Propecia is taken in pill form at a dosage of 1mg daily.
The active ingredient Finasteride was used many years prior, in the treatment of enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Hair loss is caused by damage to the hair follicles which either leads to a gradual degradation in hair loss or in the worst case loss of large amounts of hair. In men 95% of hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness. In Australia this type of hair thinning affects around 20 million men. Other types of hair loss may include nutritional factors, drug related such as chemotherapy or immune system related.
A gradual loss of hair is the main symptom of male pattern baldness especially around the back of the scalp. Male pattern baldness is linked to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which the body makes from testosterone in the body. When there is too much of it in the body it affects the hair follicles. The hair becomes thinner and grows to a shorter length. Propecia works by preventing too much DHT being produced.
Propecia research in Australia
Research has shown that after two years of daily treatment with Propecia, over 83% of 1553 men in Australia had an improvement in their condition either by increases hair growth or no significant loss of hair. The recommended course of treatment is three months or more. But from anecdotal evidence and research the most benefit gained is from long term treatment – at least 12 months.
The resulting hair growth is also natural hair unlike other treatments in which the hair is usually much thinner. Studies have indicated that improvements are mainly on the back of the scalp or the crown.
Men suffering from conditions such as liver disease, bladder muscle problems, difficulty urinating and prostate cancer should not be taking Propecia. Women and children should not take this drug.
Hair thinning can by a stressful condition in men mainly because it has an overall impact on one’s body image. Men generally see a full head of hair as a sign of good health, youthfulness and vigor. Loss of hair may result in one feeling less attractive. So the psychological effects of a receding hairline or gradual loss of hair around the scalp can present quite a challenge to one’s self esteem. Propecia is best taken at these initial stages to improve hair growth or to minimize hair loss.
I am a doctor working in Melbourne, Victoria.