“Are your finasteride tablets safe?”

A question about finasteride we often get asked from our customers…


What is finasteride?

Finasteride is the active ingredient in drugs such as Propecia and Proscar. It completely stops hair loss and often hair regrows on previous bald spots by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is present on the scalp. Propecia as well as Proscar are produced by MSD Pharmaceuticals and are the most popular and well-known brands of finasteride. Besides these two brands there are many others, including generic finasteride. You can read more about this later in the article.

Should I buy 1mg or 5mg tablets?

For Propecia and Proscar, the first contains only 1mg of finasteride whereas the latter contains 5mg. They are-besides the amount of finasteride-exactly the same as both contain no other active ingredients. To treat hair loss you only need to dose 1mg per day, taken once a day. Therefore you can choose to either take 1mg tablets or 5mg tablets which you then have to cut into four or five pieces to approximate the necessary amount for effective hair loss treatment. It isn’t that precise; just as with most other drugs. So say you cut your 5mg tablets into 5 pieces then obviously they will not all be exactly 1mg. However, if you cut up one 5mg per time, then when averaged out over the days you will have taken 5mg in 5 days. This is completely fine! The only reason I can imagine to use 1mg tablets is because of the convenience.

Branded vs generic finasteride

When you decide to buy finasteride you can choose to buy branded finasteride such as Propecia and Proscar or generic finasteride. What is generic finasteride? According to Wikipedia:

“a drug product that is comparable to a brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use.”

Generic finasteride is subject to the same regulations of the government as branded finasteride. For example, according to the FDA it must contain the same active ingredient as the original formulation.

Are your finasteride tablets safe?

Our Propecia and Proscar are the original formulations produced by MSD Pharmaceuticals. In addition we give you the choice to buy alternative brands and generic finasteride. These tablets are produced in China by large pharmaceuticals that fill up the shelves in the well-known pharmacy chains as well as in hospitals. Finasteride is not hard to produce, and Merck’s patent on finasteride for the treatment of BPH (5mg tablets) expired on June 19, 2006. They received a separate patent for the use of finasteride to treat MPB (1mg tablets). However, this patent expired in November 2013. Rather than underground, large legal pharmaceutical companies in China can produce these tablets now. And it’s completely safe.

Staysharpandhealthy delivers!

Whether you prefer to battle your hair loss with branded finasteride or generic finasteride, 1mg or 5mg tablets, we have it here for you. You can conveniently order your finasteride from our online shop and we won’t charge you delivery fees. If you want to learn more about us you can follow the links at the bottom of our website which includes information about payment, delivery times, returns, and contact details in case you need additional support from us.


Stay sharp and healthy!