View Full Version : What kind of finasteride are you taking?

06-22-2015, 06:09 PM
The finasteride that was prescribed to me, and luckily covered my insurance, is just in a plain white bottle. It is labeled, FINASTERIDE tablets, USP and it seems the brand name is TEVA?? The question I have is, how do we know which brands to trust or not to? I read some where that certain brands are only required to contain 80% of the active ingredients as propecia... can anyone chime in on this PLEASEEEE???

06-25-2015, 04:28 PM
Finasteride is strong enough in much smaller doses to do a lot of good. I would 100% trust any American brand as pharmacies are highly regulated. Even if there was 80% in them, finasteride is effective enough to still work. Walmart 5mg for $9 is what I use (without insurance covering it) and it has worked just fine and is ridiculously cheap.

06-26-2015, 07:48 AM
Where did you read that? If the label claim is 1mg of Finasteride, then there should be 1mg of Finasteride in that tablet. TEVA is a manufacturer of generic drugs, and I would typically trust TEVA.

Inglorious - You're paying $9 for your Fin? Who is the manufacturer? I had to pay almost $200 for my 3 month supply of Fin.

06-26-2015, 07:53 AM
I don't have the brand name for the finasteride with me as I'm at work, but it is through Walmart pharmacy and it's $9 for 30 5mg tablets. It works out to be 7.5 cents a day. Pretty good deal if you ask me, and it's legit too since it's a prescription filled through a U.S. pharmacy. If you google Walmart finasteride you should be able to find it. This is without insurance too.

06-27-2015, 12:19 PM
My health insurance covers fin, so I got lucky. It's like $7 a bottle! :)