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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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How To Treat Hair Loss: The Scientific Method

Sure, you can buy the oils, tinctures, potions and topicals that claim to help you avoid hair loss. But what actually works? Here we separate the snake oil from the good stuff based on science. We provide you with a method to do everything you can to keep your hair. Their exist two clinically proven ways to prevent hair loss: finasteride and minoxidil. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in the commonly known Johnson & Johnson Rogaine products. Minoxidil is a topical treatment for hair loss, it works by opening potassium channels in the scalp, these wider channels allow more nutrients into the hair follicle. A better nourished follicle means thicker stronger hair, and follicles more willing to grow hair rather than...

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