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Finasteride in Canada: Avoiding Name Brands

Finasteride, as discussed in our article on the science of hair loss prevention, has been shown to prevent hair loss in up to 90% of people. It is one of two scientifically backed hair loss treatments. In Canada finasteride requires a prescription, typically your GP or dermatologist will provide you with this prescription if requested. Doctors normally prescribe the name brand product, Propecia. This is often expensive, ranging between $50 and $100/month and rarely covered by health insurance. Is there anyway to reduce the cost? A generic finasteride is available from most pharmacies, but you'll still be paying upwards of $50/month. A trick to save even more and possibly have your health insurance cover your prescription is to request Proscar....

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