Hello all, I'm new to HairLossTalk.com, just started a minoxidil (Kirkland 5% foam) regimen a month ago on frontal area. I think I'm ready for finasteride as well, but I'm not positive I can easily obtain a prescription. I've seen some incredible success stories on these forums, but have noticed a majority of people's regimens (of the ones that specify) name propecia and Proscar, which leads me to assume the prescribed medications work well. My question is for those who have tried a generic finasteride pill - is this a safe route to choose? If so, what brands and retailers did you use? Do you see the same results other users are posting w/ name brand Propecia and Proscar? Responses are extremely helpful and appreciated as I try to make this decision; however, please do not include warnings about finasteride sides in general. I have investigated the sides, and have accepted the associated risk. My only question is the difference in results between generic and name-brand finasteride. Thanks guys!