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Propecia and Finasteride Prices Are Low: Why Not Order Online?

Prices of Propecia and its generic equivalent, finasteride, were up in February 2020 from their January levels. However, they were sharply lower than they were in July 2019.

The average prices of Propecia and finasteride, drugs that are considered the best available treatment against male pattern baldness, in February 2020 were roughly half what they were in July 2019.

The price of Propecia, the brand-name counterpart of finasteride, was $4.39 per 1 mg tablet, up three cents from its January level of $4.36, according to Secure Medical’s monthly review of prescription drug prices. However, that February price was down sharply from $8.81 in July 2019.

Finasteride Price Down to $2

Finasteride’s February price of $2.00 per 1 mg tablet was also up from January’s $1.68 but sharply lower than its July 2019 price of $5.80.

Finasteride, the active ingredient in, and generic equivalent of, Propecia, is recommended by the American Hair Loss Association as “the first line of attack for all men interested in treating their male pattern baldness.”

Neither Propecia nor finasteride is a cure for this most common form of hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia. However, the drugs have been proven effective in clinical trials. They stopped the progression of hair loss in 86 percent of men participating in trials and regrew hair in 65 percent of trial participants.

DHT Is the Primary Culprit

The primary culprit behind male pattern baldness is dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, a derivative of testosterone that tends to shrink hair follicles to the point that they can no longer support hair growth. While Propecia and finasteride don’t attack DHT directly, they do inhibit an enzyme known as type II 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone to DHT. Using these drugs effectively reduces scalp levels of DHT.

Ordering Propecia and finasteride online has always been a popular option for those who prefer the convenience and privacy of online transactions. But with prices for these two drugs so low, ordering them online also makes good financial sense for everyone who uses them.

Lower Price for Finasteride

The current price of finasteride at eDrugstore.com, a longtime online medical facilitator, is $1.25 per 1 mg tablet, well below the drug’s average price of $2.00 in February. And you might well find that ordering finasteride from eDrugstore will not only save you money but also time.

The prices at eDrugstore include not just the drugs you’re ordering but a number of time- and money-saving services as well. Shipping is free, which spares you the hassle of time-consuming trips to and from your local pharmacy. And you won’t waste time standing in line or waiting for your prescription to be filled.

Free Online Consultations

For those who don’t yet have a prescription and can’t seem to fit a doctor’s visit into their busy schedule, eDrugstore’s complimentary online consultation service is a very popular option. This service will pair you up online with a physician licensed to practice in your state. You’ll exchange information with the doctor through an audio or video consultation. If the doctor decides that you’re an appropriate candidate for the drug, a prescription will be authorized.

All orders placed with eDrugstore are filled promptly, packaged discreetly, and shipped free of charge to the destination of your choice. If these prices and services sound appealing to you, visit eDrugstore’s Hair Loss page to learn more.

Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+