Originally Posted by DepressedByHairLoss
Do you live in the U.S.? Would I need a prescription for Proscar too? I assume so. My dermatologist put me on Propecia but she never mentioned anything about Proscar. Where do you get the Proscar?
Yes I'm in USA. You do need a prescription for Proscar and its generics, and I don't believe a physician can prescribe it without seeing the patient in person (unless the law varies by state).
A lot of doctors will put you on Propecia for hair loss if you don't specify. I would bring your cost concerns to your dermatologist. If he/she won't prescribe 5 mg pills, find a doctor who will. (When calling or emailing a doctor's office you can ask if they prescribe 5 mg finasteride for hair loss; if not, don't even bother making an appointment, just move on to the next doctor until you find one who will prescribe it.)
Once you have a prescription you just pick it up at the pharmacy of your choice. I'm not sure how much Proscar costs but the generic version is very cheap.