Finasteride is the generic name for the well-known hair loss treatment Propecia. It is the only FDA-approved pill for male pattern baldness, prove to slow hair loss.
Finasteride is a once-daily medication for male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia, or typical male balding) that works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a male sex hormone that acts on hair follicles to shrink and weaken them in men who are genetically susceptible to the condition. By reducing DHT in the body, this medication reduces the hormone’s impact on hair follicles, slowing hair loss and even improving hair regrowth.