My understanding is that the propecia patent ran out in January of this year, and that Dr Reddy’s no longer has the monoply on the generic form. However I live in the UK and have heard nothing about the release of generic finasteride in the UK. Propecia prices have not moved an inch and there has been no information on the release of generic finasteride over here.
I was wondering if you had any idea when we might start seeing the release of generic Finasteride here in the UK in 1mg tablet form?
I’m not sure about the release of a 1mg Propecia generic in the UK, but I’m pretty sure the 5mg Proscar generic is available there (they’re the same drug, just different dosages). I would make a call to your local pharmacy, as they would likely have availability info about generic Propecia.
In the interest of cost savings, many patients request a prescription for the 5mg finasteride generic pill and cut it into four pieces, making it almost equivalent to the Propecia (finasteride 1mg). In the US, the 5mg generic pill runs about $3-$6/month at discount pharmacies, but I do not know the cost breakdown in other countries.