Fincar and Finpecia are both big brand names for medication called Finasteride which is commonly used for hair loss treatment in male patients. The functionality of these medicines can be described as a chemical reaction that alters the release and action of a particular hormone in the human body which is primarily responsible for hair loss. It is therefore very critical that users pay attention to the dosage of this tablet to ensure desired results. In this blog, we are going to point out some basic features and differences between these tablets to let you decide which one is the best choice for your body type.


Both of these branded tablets are manufactured and marketed by Indian companies. Namely, Fincar is manufactured by Cipla Limited and Finpecia is manufactured by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories in India. Apart from different manufacturers, the other difference lies in the dosage and result of consuming that dosage on the user’s body.

It should also be noted that some big drug store chains and health practitioners are advising their patients and customers to use Fincar 5mg for better results in hair loss treatment. This is completely wrong and patient discretion is advised. Please use medicines as prescribed by a certified doctor in the prescribed dosage only.


Fincar 5mg contains a relatively high dosage of its main active ingredient called Finasteride (5mg) as compared to Finpecia 1mg which contains only 1mg of Finasteride as its main active ingredient. For the treatment of male pattern hair loss, the recommended dose of Finasteride is 1 mg only.

However, 5mg of Finasteride is designed to cure enlarged prostate glands in male patients. It will not be completely wrong to say that a 5mg dose of Finasteride is not recommended for hair loss treatment in any case. Also, a higher dosage of Finasteride in Fincar 5mg tablet may cause some severe side effects to surface. Sexual dysfunction is the most common example of such side effects. It is needless to say that a lower dose of Finasteride in Finpecia 1mg causes less or no side effects.


It is now clear that Finpecia 1mg is a better choice as compared to Fincar 5mg for the treatment of hair loss in male patients. This choice is clearly based on the fact that Finpecia 1mg is more effective and has a recommended dose of finasteride which results in less or no side effects if compared to a higher dose of finasteride like in Fincar 5mg.

Just to reiterate, please use any of these medicines only as per the prescription obtained from a certified doctor to ensure that it is always beneficial for your health and is prescribed to you on the basis of your medical condition and body composition.