Prescription RequiredHair Loss Treatment

Oral Finasteride

Sale price$35.00 per month

(Delivered every 3 months)

Oral finasteride (generic Propecia) is an FDA-approved treatment for male pattern hair loss. Clinically shown to lower DHT levels, it halts the progression of hair loss and helps promote hair regrowth. Treat a receding hairline, bald patches or thinning hair with this doctor-recommended treatment.

Safety Information

Before you start using finasteride and each time you get a refill, please review this important safety information. This information may be updated. It does not replace discussing your medical condition or treatment with your doctor or healthcare provider.

What is the FDA approved use of finasteride?

  • Finasteride is FDA-approved as an oral medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (Proscar) and androgenetic alopecia (Propecia) in men.
  • Finasteride has not been FDA-approved for topical use in men or women. However, it may be prescribed off-label in topical compounded formulations to treat hair loss. Please note that oral finasteride has also not been approved for use in women, for any indication.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking finasteride?

Please inform your doctor or healthcare provider if any of the following apply:

  • You have a personal or family history of prostate cancer, breast cancer
  • You have prostate or urinary symptoms such as reduced urine flow, difficulty urinating or pain
  • You have a history of any serious mental health conditions
  • You are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding

Who should not take finasteride?

You should not take finasteride if you: 

  • Have ever had an allergic reaction to finasteride or any other ingredients in the treatment
  • Finasteride should not be used by women who are pregnant, may be pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • Finasteride should not be used by infants or children

What are the possible side effects of finasteride?

The following side effects have been reported with finasteride use:

  • Breast tenderness and enlargement. You should inform your doctor or healthcare provider if you notice any breast lumps, pain or nipple discharge
  • Depression, anxiety, brain fog, suicidal ideation
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Allergic reactions (e.g., rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face)
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Testicular pain
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection)
  • Male infertility and/or poor semen quality

Please note that finasteride has only been formally studied in male patients, so the side effect profile above is specific to clinical studies in men. Preliminary data on the use of finasteride in female patients has shown the following possible side effects:

  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Mood changes (e.g., depression)
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle soreness
  • Weight gain

There is some evidence that finasteride can increase the risk of some breast and prostate cancers.

The above lists do not represent all potential side effects, medication interactions or study data relating to the safety of finasteride. It is important to talk to your doctor, healthcare provider and/or pharmacist if you are experiencing any side effects. A comprehensive review of the potential safety risks of using finasteride can be found at this link:

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or allergic reaction, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription products to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Additional safety information can be found here, in the Digital Prescriber’s Reference for finasteride:

* This page was medically reviewed by Dr. Christina Han, MD FRCPC.

* Oral finasteride is FDA-approved for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a licensed healthcare provider.

Treating Hair Loss with Finasteride

Finasteride helps treat hair loss by lowering levels of the hormone DHT. Although DHT is essential to the maintenance of male health, high concentrations of this hormone in people who are genetically susceptible to hair loss can trigger hair follicles to shrink. Fortunately clinical studies show that finasteride lowers DHT concentrations by about 70% (Zito et al., 2022). Learn more about using finasteride for hair loss.

Is Finasteride Safe to Use?

Studies show that finasteride can generally be taken without serious side effects. One cumulative review found the overall rate of side effects of finasteride to be 2.1-3.8%, compared to placebo (Mysore and Shashikumar, 2016). Oral medications are typically associated with a higher risk of developing side effects than topical formulations. However, there are some cases when oral finasteride might be a better option. Let's take a closer look.



SiloxysSystem™ Gel - XYONHealth

SiloxysSystem™ Gel


In one long-term study, finasteride was found to improve or halt the progression of hair loss in over 90% of cases (Yanagisawa et al., 2019).

It's a newer form of the medication, but topical finasteride has been found to be just as effective as the oral medication (Gupta and Talukder, 2022).

Side Effects

Although they're uncommon, oral medications have been associated with a higher risk of systemic side effects such as sexual dysfunction, decreased libido and mood changes.

SiloxysSystem™ Gel helps control delivery of the medication and keeps finasteride in the skin. Less absorption of medication, lowered risk of side effects.

Usage and Delivery

Usually one tablet, once a day.

Follow doctor-recommended frequency. Drip-free, fragrance-free and lightweight gel.

How Well Does Finasteride Treat Hair Loss?


of patients experienced clinically significant improvement in their hair loss after one year of treatment.

Kaufman et al., 1998


of patients successfully prevented the progression of their hair loss after five years of treatment.

Shin et al., 2018


of men who received a placebo (sugar pill) instead of finasteride, continued to lose their hair.

Shapiro and Kaufman, 2003

Starting Your Hair Growth Journey with XYON

We're proud to offer a full range of hair loss solutions, both prescription and over-the-counter, all accessible from the comfort of home. Here's what every XYON subscription includes.

Access to Doctors

Each case is reviewed by a specialist physician who will recommend a treatment based on the information you provide. We're committed to your care.

Personalized Treatments

No two people experience hair loss the same way. That's why we've partnered with compounding pharmacies to formulate treatments to meet your specific needs.

Direct to Your Door

For your convenience and peace of mind, we'll take care of every delivery and prescription refill. Because treating your hair loss shouldn't be full of surprises.

Frequently Asked Questions About Finasteride for Men

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about finasteride.

How to Use Finasteride

Visit XYON's Medical Library

Want to learn more about finasteride and other hair loss treatments? Visit our Medical Library for a curated collection of doctor-reviewed articles on the topics that matter to you the most.