View Full Version : About myself & question about generic Finasteride (thank you)

12-20-2010, 09:46 PM
I first like to get to the question, my story is below. Thank you in advance.

Why is generic Finasteride (Actavis brand) so cheap? I got it from Costco pharmacy for a little over $30. It comes with 100 tablets (5 mg). I know to cut it in to 4 pieces, and take one 1.25 mg a day.

My hair transplant doctor told me it would be $70 from Costco. Not that I am complaining, I'm just a little skeptical.

For those who take generic Finasteride, please share your experiences. Thank you.


My hair is thinning. But to many people, they don't really notice it...but I do. First attempt ever (about 10 years ago) was with Propecia. Went off it. And went on Minoxidil and have been on since. And today, I exercise, eat healthy, and take LOADS of vitamins and supplements--including all hair supplements such as Biotin, MSM, Silica, Shou Wu, etc.

*Recently, half a year ago, I had my hair transplant (HT) on the temples. And looking fine today, just wish it could be a bit denser, but I'm happy. (I was back on Minoxidil 2 weeks after the transplant.)

I know it's going to still be a fight, because I still notice my hair is shedding a bit (in the frontal area) after each wash. Now, I am also on generic Finasteride...possibly forever.

Thanks for reading my story.

12-21-2010, 08:12 AM
Costco can charge such a low price because they're not investing anything in R&D. The product should be fine- the price has just gone down over time, maybe partially because the Propecia patent is about to run out. Best of luck with the finasteride and retaining your existing hair!

12-21-2010, 08:44 AM
I used propecia since 1999, $65/month supply, than 1 year ago just discovered Finastaside, I buy it forom Walgreens for $12/month supply. Its just not name brand so its cheaper. I was told they make you cut the tiny pills in quarters to make it more difficult to work with the cheaper generic product. Go figure.

I have never experienced any sexual side effects whatsoever.

12-22-2010, 07:28 PM
Thanks 'CIT_Girl' and 'bd1686.'