Finasteride is a generic medication used in the treatment of hair loss in men. Hair loss is a very common condition that can affect men from as early as their 20s, getting progressively worse as they age. Initially the hair on the scalp starts to thin, leading to a receding hairline and ultimately balding from the crown of the head. Most men will suffer from hair loss to some degree in their lives.
Propecia is a brand name medication used to treat alopecia or male pattern hair loss, a common condition among men. This condition can begin any time after age 20 and gets more aggressive as we get older. It starts with thinning of the hair and progresses to cause a receding hairline and a bald spot at the crown. It is extremely common, affecting most men at some point in their life.