Finasteride 1mg, developed by Merck, is mainly used for the treatment of male hair loss or male pattern baldness. Merck & Co., a giant in the pharmaceutical world, introduced finasteride to the public, a synthetic creation that the company developed first in 1992 (finasteride 5 mg) for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (brand name Proscar), and then in 1997 (finasteride 1mg), they have obtained the FDA approval for finasteride, but this time, as treatment for male pattern baldness or hair loss.
How was finasteride 1mg discovered to be effective in treating male pattern baldness or hair loss in males? It is actually very simple – it was found to be an astonishing “positive” side effect found in patients who are subjected under Proscar treatment. The said patients have reported that they have started to grow hair in places they thought would never grow again, and they were pretty ecstatic and happy about it. By means of lowering the dose from finasteride 5mg to finasteride 1mg, the medical researchers have finally found a way to solve issues of male pattern baldness or hair loss in men, which actually affects about half of the male populace who belongs to the age bracket 50 years old and beyond. Continue reading