Sir: I have a prescription for Proscar, and have been using with great reults for many years. Recently, due to forgetting my proscar pills, I purchased 1mg Luxfil Brand Finasteride in Mexico (appeared to be a legitimate pharmacy). Bottle appears legitimate (based on online comparison photo), consisting of Lot #, expiration date, sealed top, cotton ball, etc. However, there are no markings whatsoever on the pills. When I look online for photos of how the pills should look, they look the same (orange in color), but it appears as if there should be some writing or mark on each pill. My question is: Do you have any familiarity with this brand of finasteride and should I be cautious since there are no markings on the pills?
Any thoughts will be appreciated, since this Luxfil is all I have until I return to the US. Thank you.
There are so many different generic brands of finasteride out there, but I’m not familiar with Luxfil. So I did some digging online and the best I could find was likely the same photo reference you found (see image at right).
The medication could be real, but you might wish to contact SBL Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Luxfil, to see if the lot # and dates match up to their records. SBL seems to be a fairly newer company with sales limited to Mexico and limited information available online, but their contact info is here.