Congrats on taking action on your hair loss and deciding to use finasteride! That’s the first step to keeping (see what we did there?) your hair.

Finasteride is an FDA-approved prescription tablet that has been clinically proven to prevent the spread of receding hairlines and boost hair regrowth. Watch the video below to find out how to take it properly.

Once prescribed by your doctor, you should take one finasteride tablet by mouth at the same time every day to maximize effectiveness. You can take finasteride with or without food. Remember—consistency is key to seeing results. And if you’re having trouble building this new habit into your routine, we put together a few tips to make it easier.

Although rare, in clinical trials, 3.8% of patients notice some form of sexual side effects. (Read more about the potential side effects of finasteride.)

In case you have any questions or experience side effects, you can always reach your Keeps doctor through the secure patient portal.

Keep learning: What happens if I stop taking my finasteride?

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. If you are contemplating suicide, call 911 or call/text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988. These services are available 24/7.

If you would like to learn more about finasteride, please see the full prescription information here. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch:   or call 1-800-FDA-1088