Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT ORAL FINASTERIDE

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW AS A FINASTERIDE PATIENT?
Finasteride tablets, USP are for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children. Read this Patient Information before you start taking finasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

Finasteride is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).

It is not known if finasteride works for a receding hairline on either side of and above your forehead (temporal area).

Dosage and Administration
Finasteride tablets may be administered with or without meals. The recommended dose of finasteride is one tablet (1 mg) taken once daily.

In general, daily use for three months or more is necessary before benefit is observed. Continued use is recommended to sustain benefit, which should be re-evaluated periodically. Withdrawal of treatment leads to reversal of effect within 12 months.

Increased Risk of High-Grade Prostate Cancer with 5α-Reductase Inhibitors

Men aged 55 and over with a normal digital rectal examination and PSA ≤3.0 ng/mL at baseline taking finasteride 5 mg/day (5 times the dose of finasteride) in the 7-year Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) had an increased risk of Gleason score 8 to 10 prostate cancer (finasteride 1.8% vs placebo 1.1%). Similar results were observed in a 4-year placebo-controlled clinical trial with another 5α-reductase inhibitor (dutasteride) (1% dutasteride vs 0.5% placebo). 5α-reductase inhibitors may increase the risk of development of high-grade prostate cancer. Whether the effect of 5α-reductase inhibitors to reduce prostate volume, or study-related factors, impacted the results of these studies has not been established.

Pediatric Patients
Finasteride is not indicated for use in pediatric patients

Adverse Reactions
Decrease in your blood Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) levels. Finasteride can affect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done you should tell your healthcare provider that you are taking finasteride because finasteride decreases PSA levels.

WHAT IS FINASTERIDE?
Finasteride (generic for Propecia®†) is an FDA-approved medication used to treat male pattern hair loss (gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp, leading to a receding hairline or balding on the top of the head in men). Finasteride belongs to a class of drugs known as 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.

† Propecia is a registered trademark of MERCK & CO

HOW EFFECTIVE IS FINASTERIDE?
In studies, 80% of men taking Finasteride 1mg preserved their original hair follicle counts and 64% experienced some regrowth after two years of continued use. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it, and it may take up to 3 months to notice a difference.
You must continue to take this medication to maintain your hair growth. When you stop taking finasteride, any gain in hair quantity is generally lost within 12 months.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF FINASTERIDE?
Be sure to tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.

The more common side effects that can occur with finasteride include:
– decreased sex drive
– trouble getting or keeping an erection
– ejaculation disorder
– increase in breast size and tenderness
– skin rash

If these effects are mild, they may disappear within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I STOP TAKING FINASTERIDE?
If a patient stops taking finasteride, DHT levels will rise again in the scalp, and it is likely that hair loss will resume.

HOW DOES FINASTERIDE WORK?
Finasteride works by blocking the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme changes testosterone to DHT, the hormone believed to contribute to hair loss in men.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO USE FINASTERIDE BEFORE SEEING RESULTS?
Daily use for at least three months may be necessary before a patient will notice the prevention of further hair loss or increased hair growth.

CAN WOMEN USE FINASTERIDE?
Finasteride is not indicated for use in women with hair loss (female pattern hair loss). Finasteride is contraindicated in women when they are or may potentially be pregnant, because it may cause abnormalities of the external genitalia of a male fetus.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?
  1. Register – Set up an account by providing your Name, Date of Birth, Email, and Password.
  2. Complete Medical Questionnaire – Answer a few medical questions that the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will review during your consultation.
  3. Checkout – Provide Billing, Shipping, and Payment information.
  4. Conduct Visit With a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner – Conduct a Video, Audio, or Digital Consultation to find out if a prescription is right for you. The consultation type depends on your state regulations.
HOW DOES THE ONLINE CONSULTATION PROCESS WORK?

After registering, you will be asked to complete an online medical assessment to provide more information about your medical history, medical conditions, and any medications you are currently taking. 

Next, one of our Doctors or Nurse Practitioners will conduct a video, audio, or digital consultation. He or she will review the medical information you provide to determine whether a prescription is appropriate for you. 

If approved, your prescription will be sent to the pharmacy for review. If necessary, a pharmacist will contact you before dispensing your medication. Otherwise, your order will be packaged and shipped directly to you.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUDIO, VIDEO, AND DIGITAL CONSULTATIONS?

All states require some interaction between a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner and patient in order to prescribe medication. However, regulations governing the type of interaction or consultation differ from state to state. Depending on your state, you will be required to have an audio, video, or digital visit with a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.

In all cases, the process is simple and easy to follow. Once a prescription is approved, we process payment and your medication will be safely and discreetly shipped to you.

AUDIO CONSULTATIONS

If your state requires an audio consultation, you will be directed to schedule an audio visit by choosing from a list of Doctors or Nurse Practitioners who are licensed in your state.

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the audio visit. On the scheduled date and time, click on the link directly in the confirmation email or log in to the Order History page of your account and click ‘Begin Scheduled Visit’. Once you have logged in, you will be in the waiting room until the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner initiates the visit. In some cases, you may receive a call from 480-707-4556. The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will review the medical information you provided, verify important medical information, and address any specific questions you may have. 

If you need to reschedule, you can do so by going to Order History and clicking ‘Reschedule’ to select a different date and time. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.

OFFICE HOURS FOR AUDIO CONSULTS:

MON – FRI: 5 AM – 7 PM Pacific Time
SAT – SUN: 5 AM – 4 PM Pacific Time

The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will attempt to reach you at least 3 times before declining your order.

VIDEO CONSULTATIONS

If your state requires a video consultation, we will direct you to schedule a brief visit with one of our Doctors or Nurse Practitioners. Our site uses secure, private, high-quality streaming video between you and our licensed Doctors and Nurse Practitioners. After completing the checkout process, you will be directed to schedule a video visit by choosing from a list of Doctors and Nurse Practitioners who are licensed in your state. 

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the video visit. On the scheduled date and time, click on the link directly in the confirmation email or log in to the Order History page of your account and click ‘Begin Scheduled Visit’. Once you have logged in, you will be in the waiting room until the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner initiates the visit. The Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will review the medical information you provided, verify important medical information, and address any specific questions you may have. 

If you need to reschedule, you can do so by going to Order History and clicking ‘Reschedule’ to select a different date and time. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.

OFFICE HOURS FOR VIDEO CONSULTS:

MON – FRI: 5 AM – 7 PM Pacific Time
SAT – SUN: 5 AM – 4 PM Pacific Time

WHAT TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS DO I NEED TO HAVE A VIDEO CONSULTATION?

Use your PC, iPhone, Android, iPad, tablet, or another mobile device with a camera and microphone.

Note: If your state requires a video consultation, you must complete it for your prescription to be processed. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us.

WHAT BROWSER SHOULD I USE?

Your visit with a Prescriber happens in a web browser. For the best experience possible, we recommend using the following browsers.

  • MAC OS: Safari is recommended, Chrome and Firefox are also supported
  • iOS: Safari is the only browser supported on iOS
  • WINDOWS: Chrome is recommended, Firefox and Edge are also supported
  • ANDROID: Chrome is recommended, Firefox is also supported
TROUBLESHOOTING CAMERA & MICROPHONE PERMISSIONS

If you are trying to start a visit and you receive a notification that your camera and/or microphone are being blocked, here are some instructions for allowing or permitting the needed device settings. 

MAC OS

Safari is recommended

  • Upper-left top menu > Safari > Preferences > Websites tab
  • In the left pane, select Camera, then in the right pane, find this site, set to ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’
  • In the left pane, select Microphone, then in the right pane, find this site, set to ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’
  • Close the Preferences panel to save changes. 

Chrome

  • Upper-left top menu > Chrome > Preferences > Privacy and Security > Site Settings > select this site
  • Camera: ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’
  • Microphone: ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’

Firefox

  • Menu icon in upper right of window > Preferences > Privacy and Security > Permissions…
  • Camera: open dialog, find this website, ‘Allow’
  • Microphone: open dialog, find this website, ‘Allow’

iOS

Safari is the only browser supported on iOS

  • Settings App > Safari > scroll down to ‘Settings for Websites’…
  • Camera: ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’
  • Microphone: ‘Ask’ or ‘Allow’

WINDOWS

Chrome is recommended

  • Stacked dots menu in upper right > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings…
  • Camera: ‘Ask before accessing’
  • Microphone: ‘Ask before accessing’

Firefox

  • Gear in the upper right of window > Privacy and Security > Permissions…
  • Camera: open dialog, find this website, ‘Allow’
  • Microphone: open dialog, find this website, ‘Allow’

ANDROID

Chrome is recommended

  • Stacked dots menu icon > Settings > Site Settings… 
  • Camera: ‘Ask first’
  • Microphone: ‘Ask first’

Firefox

  • Settings App > Apps and App Permissions > Firefox > Permissions
  • Toggle on Camera and Microphone
  • Restart Firefox
DIGITAL CONSULTATIONS

If your state requires a digital consultation, you’re able to interact with one of our online licensed Doctors or Nurse Practitioners without an audio or video interaction. If you are in a state that allows for this type of interaction, you will be asked to answer a number of questions about your medical history online and a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner licensed in your state will review your responses to determine whether or not a medication is appropriate for you. 

After completing checkout, you will be directed to select a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner from the available list to review your information. Our Doctors and Nurse Practitioners generally review your medical file within 24 hours. If necessary, they will follow up by email or phone to determine if a prescription is right for you.

PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION

HOW ARE PRESCRIPTIONS SENT TO THE PHARMACY? 

If your prescription is approved after the medical consultation, it is sent electronically to the pharmacy using HIPAA-compliant encrypted software.

DO I NEED AN EXISTING PRESCRIPTION TO PLACE AN ORDER? 

You do not need an existing prescription. One of our US-licensed Doctors or Nurse Practitioners will review your medical history to determine whether the prescription you’re ordering is appropriate for you. Once approved, we will process payment and ship your prescription directly to you. 

IS THERE A PROCESSING FEE OR CONSULTATION FEE? 

No. BosleyRx does not charge a consultation or processing fee if we fulfill your prescription. The consultation and prescription processing costs are included in the price of your prescription. We aim to keep these costs to a minimum and pass the savings on to you. 

MAY I PLACE AN ORDER FOR SOMEONE ELSE? 

No, the patient must complete the online diagnostic medical assessment. Our system collects a complete patient medical history for your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment. We need to obtain this information directly from the patient.

MAY I HAVE MY PRESCRIPTION FILLED AT ANOTHER PHARMACY? 

Yes, you may choose to have your prescription filled at another pharmacy at any time; however, there will be a $120.00 processing fee. In most cases at UpScript, the cost of the consultation and prescription processing by our pharmacy is built into the cost of the medicine. When a customer chooses to have their prescription filled elsewhere, we must separate those costs.

REORDERING AND AUTO REFILLS

HOW DO I REORDER?

Reordering is simple!

Step 1: Log in to your account using your Email and Password.
Step 2: Verify your Billing, Shipping, and Payment information.
Step 3: Confirm the medication you are reordering.

CAN I SET UP AUTO-REFILL?

Yes! If the prescription you have requested is eligible, you will have the opportunity to enroll in auto-refill during checkout or at a later time under the AutoRefill tab within your account.

Note: Certain products that are prescribed for regular use will automatically enroll you in the auto-refill program. The receipt page will indicate enrollment. You may cancel the auto-refill enrollment at any time under the AutoRefill tab within your account or by contacting Customer Service.

PAYMENT & INSURANCE

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT CAN I USE? 

We accept credit cards, debit cards, prepaid cards, and flexible spending account (FSA) cards.

WHAT WILL DISPLAY ON MY CREDIT CARD STATEMENT? 

BosleyRx or Bella Brands will appear on your credit card statement. If you have any questions please call 844-723-3103.

CAN I USE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THIS ONLINE VISIT? 

No. At this time we require payment at the time of service. Forms of acceptable payment are listed in the answer above.

DO YOU ACCEPT FLEX SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA) OR HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT (HSA) CARDS? 

Yes, we are registered as a SIGIS member for the 90% Rule. We accept FSA and HSA cards as forms of payments.

WHAT IS THE RETURN POLICY?

Per FDA regulations, prescription medication may not be returned once it is sent from the pharmacy. If you have any questions about the medicine you have received, please contact us. You may also email the pharmacy or the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner directly using our secure email system by logging in to your account. The secure email system assures your privacy.

If you believe you have received an incorrect medication, please do not take the medication and contact Customer Support immediately. 

WHAT IF MY PACKAGE IS DAMAGED OR COMPROMISED WHEN I RECEIVE IT?

In the event you have received your package damaged or compromised, please contact the pharmacy at the number provided on the prescription label.

WHERE IS BOSLEYRX AVAILABLE?

BosleyRx is available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

In case of a medical emergency, please contact your local Physician or hospital for immediate care. Do not rely on your online Doctor or Nurse Practitioner for emergency medical care.

PRIVACY

Your privacy is important to us. Prescriptions are sent electronically to our pharmacy using HIPAA-compliant encrypted software. Prescriptions are processed by our licensed, closed-door pharmacy and are shipped in discreet packaging. 

We ship using FedEx and USPS Express envelopes, and the return address on the envelope will display the name and address of the pharmacy that shipped your product. The label will not reference the contents of the package. 

Because we sometimes require an adult signature upon delivery, many of our customers choose to ship their order to a work address where someone age 18 or over is available to sign for the package.