How is Finasteride different from Propecia? Patient Care March 19, 2020 18:29 Updated Finasteride is the generic name for Propecia. Chemically, it is the same medication and works the same way in the body. Related articles How does Finasteride work? Why shouldn’t women use Finasteride? Possible side effects of Finasteride Does Finasteride Work? How long does Finasteride take and what results can I expect? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.