Finasteride 1mg
  • Finasteride 1mg

Finasteride 1mg

Medication features

  • For more information read this NPS link.
  • Finasteride is the generic form of the drug Propecia
  • Contains 1mg of Finasteride

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.


Finasteride 1mg Tablets Australia

You can request Finasteride in Australia online with our Australian registered prescription and medicine service. 

If you would like to request treatment, complete an online assessment and brief consult. Our Australian registered online pharmacy and doctor team, will then review and make sure it is appropriate to prescribe. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address.

Whichever medications you use, it is important you read the patient information leaflet carefully and take note of the side effects which may occur. 

Finasteride 1mg Tablets are a prescription-only medicine.

Finasteride is only suitable for men and should never be taken by women.

Finasteride Summary


Take ONE tablet daily.

Active Ingredient

Finasteride 1mg

Side Effects

Can include decreased amount of semen release, libido changes, sexual dysfunction

*The dose provided is from the consumer medicines information leaflet. Always use your prescription medication as prescribed by the doctor. For a full list of side effects read the consumer medicines information.


Do you need a prescription for finasteride in Australia?

Finasteride remains a prescription-only medicine in Australia. A doctor is required to assess your hair loss before prescribing finasteride as a treatment. This is a process that can be done using an Australian registered online pharmacy.

How long for finasteride to work?

Noticeable finasteride results can take up to three to fours months. The full effects of finasteride can take up to six to nine months. If you have not noticed an effect after four months, it is recommended to speak to a doctor about alternative options.

Is finasteride available in Australia?

Finasteride is available in Australia and is a commonly prescribed treatment for men.

Where can I buy finasteride in Australia?

Finasteride can be bought from any registered pharmacy with a legally valid prescription from an Australian doctor or qualified health professional. Buying finasteride online can be done if from an Australian registered and regulated online doctor and pharmacy service.

What happens when you stop taking finasteride?

Once stopped the body begins to return to the state before finasteride was taken. This may reverse the medicines initial effect.

Can you buy finasteride tablets over the counter?

No. Finasteride is currently prescription only in Australia. To buy finasteride you will need to be assessed by a doctor for a prescription online, in person or over a telehealth call.

Can finasteride and minoxidil be used together?

Finasteride tablets and minoxidil solution may be used together safely as they work in different ways to treat the same condition.

Is topical finasteride available in Australia?

Topical finasteride is a compounded medicine in Australia. This means there is no drug company that currently manufactures the topical form of the treatment. It is only available from a compounding pharmacy with a valid prescription where a pharmacist will create the medicine.

Can finasteride be used in women?

Finasteride can only be used in men. This is because of how the medicine works in the body. In women, finasteride has not been proven effective, but may still cause side effects. For this reason, it is not for use in females.

Can I buy finasteride online?

Buying finasteride online is legal in Australia provided you use an Australian registered online doctor and pharmacy service. Doing so ensures that you are reviewed for suitability by an Australian registered doctor who can provide a prescription if appropriate. A genuine medicine regulated and tested for safety can then be provided from an Australian pharmacy.

Always ensure the online services you use for medicines are registered in Australia. Many overseas online suppliers will pose as legitimate but supply fake and unregulated medicines that can be dangerous to your health.

Does finasteride have side effects?

Like all medicines, finasteride can have some side effects although not everyone will experience them. It is important you are aware of the possible side effects before you use the treatment. You can find them in the consumer medicines information leaflet.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet.

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