LONG DESCRIPTION SCHEDULE H DRUG: WARNING: To be sold by retail on the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner only. 1. Indications:
- Treatment of male pattern hair loss / androgenic alopecia in MEN ONLY
- It is not indicated for use in WOMEN
2. Mechanism of Action:
- Finasteride, a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound, is a specific inhibitor of Type II 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) resulting in significant reduction in tissue and serum DHT level. This interrupts the process of miniaturisation of hair by DHT.