Propecia (Generic) is the only medication approved by FDA to treat hair loss, including conditions of androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) in men. According to numerous studies, it allows to reduce hair loss and re-grow some hair. To achieve visible results and permanently stop hair loss, the medicine should be taken daily. Finasteride, an active ingredient of Propecia, is especially effective for excessive hair loss at the crown area.
Generic names include: Finasteride, Proscar, Anatine, Nasterid, Prosmin.
* Propecia® (1 mg pills) is a registered trademark of Merck & Co.