Finpecia by Cipla (Generic Propecia) – Product Information
Finpecia (Finasteride 1 mg tablets) is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area by increasing hair growth and preventing further hair loss from the scalp including receding hairline and thinning or balding at the top and front of the head. The safety and efficacy have been demonstrated in men between the ages of 18 to 41 years with mild to moderate hair loss of the vertex and anterior mid-scalp area.
Finasteride 1 mg tablets, also known as Generic Propecia, Finpecia by Cipla, Finalo by Intas, and Finax by Dr. Reddy’s – can help reverse balding in men with mild to moderate hair loss but does not restore hair that has been lost for a long time. It is not used to treat hair loss in women.
We supply Finpecia tablets manufactured by Cipla Ltd., India in the strengths of 1 mg which are also known as Generic Propecia. The active ingredient is Finasteride 1 mg.
The two other very well known generic brand available are Finax by Dr. Reddy’s and Finalo by Intas. Both of these drugs are also offered at Clear Sky Pharmacy. We also offer Generic Rogaine known as Tugain by Cipla. We offer both the solution and the foam versions.
Types of Hair Loss
There are many different kinds of hair loss. “Alopecia” is a latin medical word which refers to any type of hair loss or balding. The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which is abbreviated as AGA and is also referred to as male or female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is abbreviated as MPB. Alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, and telogen effluvium are types of non-AGA hair loss.
A variety of factors can cause hair loss ranging from environmental causes to genetic causes to drug reactions. Hair loss is a symptom of many diseases as well. Anemia, malnutrition, eating disorders, thyroid disease, and lupus are some conditions which can result in hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia in men (MPB) affects a large percentage of the male population. MPB is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Most middle aged American men experience at least some hair loss, and by age 50 the majority of men will experience balding or thinning hair.
Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition in which the hair follicles are particularly sensitive to the sex steroid Dihydrotestosterone. In reaction to DHT, the hair follicle shrinks and produces hair with shorter and shorter lifespans until hair is no longer produced. The hair follicles around the hairline and the top of the crown tend to be the most sensitive to DHT, which is why men with androgenetic alopecia begin balding with a receding hairline and with thinning or balding at the top of the head.
Hair loss in men is not just a cosmetic problem. Balding and hair thinning have been known to have a strong negative impact on a man’s self-esteem and can take a serious toll on a person’s relationships and career.
Finasteride, Propecia, and Finpecia
The good news is that due to recent strides in medicine, hair loss does not need to be inevitable part of a man’s life any longer. With early intervention, treatment with Propecia, or with the generic form of Propecia called Finasteride (which is sold under the generic brand name Finpecia), can help slow down and effectively treat male pattern baldness.
Finasteride (Propecia or Finpecia) works by inhibiting the production of DHT, the sex steroid which causes the hair follicle to shrink and eventually stop making hair. Finasteride can reduce the presence of DHT by up to 60%, which means those taking Propecia or Finpecia will experience a substantial decrease in hair loss and an increase in hair growth.