Amazon’s price for Propecia is lower than the three conventional retailers surveyed in this blog post. But eDrugstore.com’s price is competitive and a great deal when you also consider the convenience of seeing a doctor online to write your prescription.
Fighting a losing battle against male-pattern baldness, the primary cause of hair loss in men? Propecia and its generic equivalent, finasteride, might be just what you’re looking for.
Recommended by the American Hair Loss Association as “the first line of attack for all men interested in treating their male pattern baldness,” finasteride has been shown in clinical trials to halt the progression of hair loss in the vast majority of male participants.
In the previously mentioned clinical trials, finasteride — the active ingredient in Propecia — stopped the progression of hair loss in 86 percent of men who took the drug. And 65 percent of the participants in those clinical trials reported significant new hair growth.
This blog post looks at both the effectiveness of Propecia/finasteride against male pattern baldness and the drugs’ current prices at a trio of conventional retailers.
Stop & Shop is a supermarket chain that operates primarily in the northeastern United States, while Giant Food Stores has supermarkets in the Middle Atlantic states. Costco is a warehouse discount club with stores throughout the country. We’ll also track prices at Amazon as its online pharmacy is commonly compared to retail pharmacies.
For comparison’s sake, this post also reports on currently posted prices for 1 milligram Propecia and finasteride at eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service.
Among the three brick-and-mortar retailers, Costco remains $4.14 in May 2023. Giant and Stop & Shop, which are owned by the same company, have split: Stop & Shop has dropped to $3.67 per tablet, sinking by forty cents, while Giant has stayed at $4.07. Both, however, are below the average price of $4.16.
Amazon, however, has the lowest price for Propecia at $3.55 for a 1 milligram tablet, dropping nearly 40 cents as well.
May 2023 Prices
Finasteride Prices Hold Steady
When it comes to Propecia’s generic equivalent, finasteride, the price has also dropped by a large margin. As of May 2023, the price for the generic drug at Giant/Stop & Shop is 29 cents per tablet, 24 cents below the industry average of 53 cents. Costco offers generic finasteride at 27 cents, undercutting Amazon’s price of 46 cents.
One of the most competitive deals available comes from online supplier eDrugstore, which charges $5.06 for a 1 milligram tablet of Propecia and only 56 cents for finasteride. And eDrugstore’s competitive prices are just the beginning of the savings and convenience you can realize by ordering these drugs online.
Advantages of Ordering Online
Ordering online cuts out the bothersome travel to and from the pharmacy, not to mention the time spent waiting for the pharmacist to fill your prescription. And if you simply don’t have time to fit a doctor’s visit into your busy schedule, eDrugstore has you covered there as well.
We can schedule a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate. This could represent significant savings in both time and money.
If you do opt to order online, our fulfillment team will quickly fill your order, package it discreetly, and ship it off to you free of charge. We’ll even include a free pill splitter with your first order, which can help you cut down even further on the costs of certain prescription drugs. To learn more, visit our hair loss page.
Dan is a long-time freelance writer focusing on technology, science, health, and medicine, with a lifelong interest in physics, biology, and medicine. His work has taken a particular focus on scientific studies “beyond the headlines,” reading the study to more closely examine the results.