January 22 2013, 9:04 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
Do you think Propecia will ever be available over the counter, without a prescription? Isn’t that the next logical step now that finasteride 1mg is for sale as a generic?
I mean Rogaine is readily available at most pharmacies and even in the supermarket, and many other OTC medications have much higher risks of side effects than Propecia does. Thoughts?
I doubt Propecia will be available over the counter. It is a medication that really needs to be prescribed by a physician. It is only meant for the treatment of a specific kind of hair loss (androgenic alopecia) and may not be good for some women. There are many medications that remain prescription only, even though a generic is available.