Is this a legitimate service?
Telemedicine is a recognized and rising form of providing healthcare in Canada. We follow the bylaws and policies of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) regarding the practice of telemedicine in Canada.
How does it work?
First, you will complete an online questionnaire so we can gather info about your hair loss symptoms and medical history. Our medical team will evaluate your responses within 24 hours and determine if finasteride is the right treatment for you. Depending on your case, our medical team may follow up with more questions before approving a treatment.
As soon as your prescription is approved, it will be ready for pick-up at your selected pharmacy.
How much does it cost?
Cost of an appointment to issue a finasteride prescription is $39 CAD plus tax. The cost of the medication is not included.
Do you cover my province/territory?
Our service is available in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut and Yukon.
You must be in these provinces at the time of appointment, or outside Canada but normally residing in one of the above provinces. You must be 18+ to use our service.
How is this different from a regular visit?
Who are your doctors and where are they located?
In addition to physicians, our team also includes highly trained Nurse Practitioners who are also licensed in their respective provinces and have the full authority to provide the scope of our services.
Who has used your service?
Is this service available in the US?
Is this service available to non-Canadian travellers visiting Canada?
No, our service is only available to residents of Canada at this time.
Am I guaranteed a prescription with your service?
Does the consult cost include price of prescription?
No. Finasteride pricing, like any other prescription drug, is set by the pharmacies and payable on prescription pick up. Your price also depends on any drug insurance coverage you may have. Finasteride 1mg can range between $30 to $50 for a 30 day supply, or much cheaper if you buy the 5mg pills and cut them into quarters.
How long does it take to get the prescription?
If your finasteride prescription is approved, it will be ready for pick up at your selected pharmacy within 24 hours of completing the online hair loss assessment.
What is finasteride?
What is Propecia?
The good news is there’s a generic version of finasteride that’s approved by Health Canada to treat male hair loss. The generic version of the 1mg pill is much more affordable. We prescribe this generic version.
Does finasteride work?
Finasteride side effects
How to take finasteride 1mg
Take a single finasteride 1mg tablet by mouth every day. You can take finasteride with or without food. You need to take finasteride for several months to see results. It can take up to 12 months to see the full effect. You should take the pill every day, because as soon as you stop taking it, you may continue to lose hair or even lose the hair you gained while on treatment.
Can you prescribe finasteride 5mg?
Yes, we give you the option of being prescribed either finasteride 5mg or 1mg. If you are comfortable using a pill cutter to split your finasteride 5mg in quarters, this ends up being much cheaper than buying finasteride 1mg. Read more on this here.