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It does not make you stronger but finasteride is used in doping as a masking agent to make the detection of anabolic abuse impossible. Some bodybuilders use it to counter the hair loss by anabolic abuse.
Finasteride is currently used in medicine for the treatment of androgenetic hair loss (alopecia) and benign prostatic hyperperie (BPH). Since 2007, it has been offered by various generics producers and is available on the German market to get prescription.

Finasteride is used for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (conditional hair loss) in men aged 18 to 41 years. It is a 5α reductase inhibitor and engages in the hormonal metabolism of the sex hormone testosterone in dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Doping information:

Finasteride is used in bodybuilding / sports to mask anabolic abuse. It is on the doping list and is therefore forbidden.

Side effects:

Virility problems, libido loss, testicle pains, gynecomastia, prostate gland reduction, reduction of the body hairs dependent on hormone, depressions, visual disturbances, dry eyes, rash and itch, palpitation.

Application / dosage:

1 – 5mg per day depending on the treatment goal.

Black market prices / availability:

Finasteride can be obtained with prescription in the pharmacy and costs per tablet with 5mg of active substance Finasterid about 1.00 Euro.
The 1mg tablet costs about 1,00 – 1,30 Euro per piece.



Trade Name / Manufacturer:

Products with 1 mg finasteride:
FinaHAIR, Finasteride-Actavis, Finasteride-ratiopharm, Propecia, Proscar

Products with 5 mg finasteride:
Finomide, Fino, Finomide, TEVA , Finasterid Winthrop, Finural, Proscar, Prosmin, Eucoprost

Chemical information:

Molecular formula: C23H36N2O2
Molecular mass: 372.544 g / mol
Monoisotopic mass: 372.277679 Da

(4aR, 4bS, 6aS, 7S, 9aS, 9bS, 11aR) -2-hydroxy-4a, 6a-dimethyl-N- (2Methyl-2-propanyl) -4b, 5,6,6a, 7,8, 9,9a, 9b, 10,11,11a-dodecahydro-4aH-indeno [5,4-f] quinoline-7-carboximidic acid