Hair Loss

Hair loss affects 30% of men by the age of 30. Thankfully, some preventative treatments are available.

Prescription Pricing Information

A valid prescription is required before we supply any prescription medications. For tablets & capsules, a one month supply is 28 days. All of our prices are for generic versions of the medications listed. For branded products, please contact us for prices.

Medications for Hair Loss

Finasteride 1mg

Newly licensed product in Ireland with no need to quarter tablets.

1 month
€26.95
3 month
€69.95
6 month
€134.95

Finasteride 5mg

The dose of finasteride for hair loss is 1mg per day. However, many doctors and hair loss clinics prescribe finasteride 5mg “one quarter tablet daily”.

Our pharmacists can supply your tablets quartered or you can add a pill cutter to your order.

3 month
€7.95
21 tablets quartered
6 month
€14.95
42 tablets quartered
12 month
€29.95
84 tablets quartered
**Prices are for generic version
*Note: a prescription is required for these medications. 

About Hair Loss

What are the causes of hair loss?

Hair loss is usually hereditary, meaning it is caused by your genetic makeup.

Other non-genetic causes of hair loss include

  • Chemotherapy
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Overuse of streroids
  • Scalp infections
  • Poor diet (low iron)
  • Stress & depression

How can hair loss be treated?

Treatments for hair loss are focussed on preventing loss as opposed to regrowing already lost hair.

There are two clinically validate approaches:

  • Reducing levels of dihydrotestosterone with oral finasteride
  • Improving blood flow in the scalp with topical minoxidil

Testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in your body by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. DHT causes hair loss. Finasteride blocks the enzyme resulting in a lowering of DHT.

Minoxidil when used on the scalp in a foam or shampoo is stimulates hair growth. It is beleived to increase blood flow in the scalp, meaning that hair follicles get more nutrients.

Switching to Healthwave

Your prescription

To start using Healthwave for prescriptions we’ll need your prescription sent to us. Prescriptions can now be sent electronically by your hospital, GP or online doctor.

Doctors and pharmacies now use a system called Healthmail to exchange prescriptions digitally.

Our Healthmail address is healthwave.dundrum@healthwave.ie

Creating your order

If you have a prescription with us, the quickest way to place an order is to use our digital assistant. The assistant will collect your details for our pharmacists to review. Our pharmacists will contact you and arrange delivery. You will then receive a payment link where you can securely pay online.

 

Creating your order

If you have a prescription with us, the quickest way to place an order is to use our digital assistant. The assistant will collect your details for our pharmacists to review. Our pharmacists will contact you and arrange delivery. You will then receive a payment link where you can securely pay online.

Nationwide Delivery

We deliver to all addresses in The Republic of Ireland, to both home and work/office locations. Once we have your prescription from your GP, your medications will be checked by our pharmacists and dispatched for next day delivery. We cannot ship prescription medications outside of Ireland due to regulations.

Discrete Packaging

All of our medication orders are sent in discreet packaging without any Healthwave branding on the outside. We use double walled cardboard boxes to protect your medications as well as specialised cold-chain packaging for fridge items.

Pharmacists at hand

With Healthwave, you have your very own personal pharmacist in your pocket. If you need any help or advice on your medications, our team of pharmacists is available by phone call, text message and email whenever you need.