i’ve since talked to my GP about medication regarding prevention of hair loss, he didn’t seem that bothered. He was more interested in assuring me that no medication works and my efforts will be pointless however he did steer me away from rogaine as i suffer from psoriasis.
I’ve since ordered generic finesteride but am not sure about the product i received. Firstly its called PROSCARE and not proscar, does that matter? They are small blue pills from “centurian laboratories” and i received 60 5mg tablets for $88.75 which sounds too cheap. It was one of the first results on google when i search cheap generic finesteride.
Do you think the product i have purchased could be a rip off and a “dodgey” item?
Thanks for your help doctor
Oh boy. First, the doctor you went to is correct — there is no medication to take for hair loss prevention. Neither finasteride nor minoxidil should be used to prevent something that might not even occur. If you’re losing hair (even in the early stages) that is a different story, but I don’t know where your loss is at, if any.
So, let’s get back to what I do know: you bought a prescription medication off the web (WITHOUT a doctor’s prescription or recommendation), and you found this online store by searching for “cheap finasteride”. This was not a smart move. Besides the financial aspect of money wasted, you are creating a health risk by taking unknown medication.
At least you realize that the pills you bought sounded a bit odd. I’ve never heard of “Proscare”, but it’s not uncommon for a generic drug maker to name their product something similar to the real thing. I can’t find any mention of a product by that name, except for on sites that sell it. I have no idea if this is legitimate generic finasteride. The name sounds frightening, though. Who puts “SCARE” right in the name of a medication? I even found the Centurion Laboratories site and they make no mention of finasteride. Sounds completely dodgy to me.
What you should’ve done is gotten a 2nd opinion from another doctor if you felt the first doctor you saw was uncaring about your situation. You’re not going to do yourself any good by buying illegal prescription drugs. At the least, I’ll give you a silver star for effort and knowing the spelling of Proscar.