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? Possible side effects of Finasteride Why shouldn’t women use Finasteride? How long does Finasteride take and what results can I expect? Does Finasteride Work? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.