Finasteride or Propecia (Brand Name) is a medication for male pattern hair loss (MPHL) which is orally administered. Finasteride is an effective medicine and have long term effectiveness in treating MPHL safely in all ages and ethnic backgrounds. This medicine can be used alone or with the combination of Minoxidil to complement hair transplantation as per doctor's instructions. Finasteride is strictly not recommended for women hair loss.
Finasteride works at the molecular level to stop hair loss and excite new hair growth. This medication exclusively inhibits the activity of an enzyme that converts the "male hormone" testosterone into a form that is active in hair follicles.