When it comes to generic medications, most people usually view them as low grade alternatives that are intended only for the impoverished. Sadly, this is somewhat true for a lot of generic medications as some manufacturers try to cut cost on certain aspects of their generic products so as to increase or better their profits. However, this is not always the case with generic medications. Personally, when it comes to generic medicines, I try to see if the effect of the drug is visible or not, even if the result is only noticeable after a few months. Take for instance finasteride generic, the generic form of the hair loss treatment drug Propecia.
Finasteride generic is actually the best alternative to the drug Propecia for those who are looking to save money. Let’s make it clear, finasteride generic is not for the impoverished, but for those that want to save money. Since this form of hair loss treatment needs to be taken on a daily basis and continuously throughout, it can really cost the user a lot of money if he continuously take the branded medication. Fortunately, generic treatment drugs like finasteride generic exists that have virtually the same effect as its branded cousin. Basically, finasteride generic are equally as effective as Propecia.
Propecia is a hair loss treatment drug that was developed and released by Merck. However, when their royalty over the drug has expired, it allowed generic drug manufacturers to reproduce the drug. For this reason, finasteride generic is made using the exact same ingredients that Merck uses to produce their male pattern baldness treatment drug, Propecia. Perhaps the only differences that finasteride generic has over its branded cousin are the manufacturing process and quality assurance. Nevertheless, finasteride generic is simply as effective as Propecia.
What makes finasteride generic and its cousin very effective in treating male pattern baldness caused by the condition androgenic alopecia is that finasteride generic treats the hair loss condition at a hormonal level. Normally, most hair loss treatment drugs attempt to treat the condition from the surface, at the scalp, and the deepest will be at hair follicle levels. The problem though is that this does not really address the main issue which is the thinning out of hair follicles which in turns leads to the thinning of hair strands up to a point that the hair follicles are no longer able to support the growth of hair. What finasteride generic does however is that it prevents the thinning of hair follicles by limiting the hormone the does that.
Dihydrotestosterone is the hormone responsible for the thinning out of hair follicles. Finasteride generic is able to reduce the levels of this hormone within the scalp because finasteride generic is able to inhibit the enzyme that turns the body’s testosterone hormone into dihydrotestosterone. This is the very reason why finasteride generic is also called as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor as it basically limits or inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase from turning testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.