This section of the website is for UK men who have already been prescribed Propecia. If you are a healthcare professional, visit the HCP section of the site. This website is not intended to replace the advice of a healthcare professional. You should consult your doctor or another suitably trained healthcare provider when considering what type of treatment is most appropriate for you.

Helping you stay on track

It is important to follow your treatment regimen and be patient. Remember, it takes up to three months for slowing of the hair loss and up to six months before you may see new hair growth. Keeping track of your progress will help to keep you motivated.

The usual dose is one tablet taken orally every day. It will not work faster or better if you take it more than once a day.

Photo diary

Following three months of treatment you may begin to notice a slowing of hair loss and at six months you may start to see new hair growth.

While taking your medication you might like to keep a photo diary to help you see the benefits over time. While they may not be obvious immediately, maintaining a diary over the coming months will help you to keep track of your progress.

Remember to continue using your medication so that you have the best chance of success.

Keep forgetting to take your tablet?

Why not set a daily reminder on your phone? Or take your tablet at the same time as something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth.

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GB-PRO-00005 | Date of preparation: January 2019
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