I am sure that Merck would rather the doctors write for Propecia only and not Proscar. They consist of the exact same ingredient, Finasteride. Hopefully, there will be a generic 1mg dose of Finasteride in the near future. You can be assured that Merck will hold out until the very last minute before having to let go of that patent. It is all about the money. I would rather have a patient cut the generic 5mg Finasteride pills into quarters versus not taking any Finasteride at all because they cannot afford Propecia.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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