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Old 10-25-2008, 06:28 PM
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Hello everyone, I just recieved my order from generic4all.com of Finasteride. Im pretty concerned about a couple of things. For starters I saw a post here on this forum about generic4all, about an email that was sent to that person, trying to analyze and see if they were legit or not. This is something that may point out that they are fake:

Here is the email from the other user on this forum from this thread (http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...d.php?t=153246):

"From Generic4all:
Dear ??my name',
Thank you for ordering with Generic4All.
May I start by saying that we take our clients very seriously and I will personally make sure you will receive the best service.
I would also like to point out that, although there are many cheaper versions of generic drugs available, we still choose to offer only the best Generic Propecia, which is manufactured by Aurochem Lab or Cipla, depending on Availability or shipping location, and is well known and recognized with FDA approval for its facilities and mutual manufacturing agreements.
The generic Finasteride 1Mg you received is identical to Propecia.
Finasteride
Aurochem Lab
Aurofina-1
We can also provide COA (Certificate of Analysis) for the drug you ordered.
Each batch manufactured for Generic4All receives a COA (actual certificate) from a third party, independent from both Generic4All and the manufacturer.
If for some reason you are not happy with your order we can send you again the very same drug from a totally different manufacturer.
We have opened a support ticket for your order and should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.
Best Regards,
Carla David
-Generic4All Support Team-
www.generic4all.com
Toll free number 1-800-475-2105
Generic4all gave me a standard response (they must give this response to everyone as its also posted on the other forum). Their above response & their website both confirm that the generic Propecia will be made by either Cipla (who produce Finpecia) or Aurochem Labs (which product Aurofina-1), so they are not hiding anything there."

Ok, now look at the email I recieved when I emailed generic4all.com :

"Hello,

Thank you for contacting Generic4All.

All our generic drugs are coming from very reputable manufacturers that actually manufacture for the brand name drugs.

We can also provide COA (Certificate of Analysis) for the drug you order.

Each batch manufactured for Generic4All receives a COA (actual certificate) from a third party, independent from both Generic4All and the manufacturer.

I would also like to point out that, although there are many cheaper versions of generic drugs available, we still choose to offer only the best Generic Finasteride, which is manufactured by Aurochem Lab or Cipla, depending on availability or shipping location, and is well known and recognized with FDA approval for its facilities and mutual manufacturing agreements.

The generic Finasteride you received is identical to Propecia.

Finasteride

Aurochem Lab

Aurofina-1

We are currently processing your order and you will receive a shipping confirmation email from our shipping department as soon as it has been send.

The average delivery time with regular airmail to the US is 14 business days but in most cases it is a lot faster.

Should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Best Regards,

Sarah David

-Generic4All Support Team-
www.generic4all.com
Toll free number 1-800-475-2105"

Notice the names?

Carla David
Sarah David

That is suspicious enough to me. On top of that I received my pills in an envelope with the pill strips inside. The pills supposedly came from:

Stefan Lerner
PO Box 705
Victoria, Mahe
Republic of Seychelles

Also I did not recieve Aurofina 1 from Aurochem Lab, I recieved pills of Finpecia from Cipla, and a little slip of paper containing information about Finpecia and its dosage and side effects etc. The pills themselves look pretty real to me, ive never taken any hair loss treatment drug before, but because I am losing hair at an early age Im trying to find a solution to my problem the cheapest way possible.

Do you guys think I should take these pills anyways? If it is actually Finpecia, then it should work since Finpecia has been proven to work, but the funny emails and funny packaging have me hesitating... The Finpecia did not come in a box either. Here are some pics of the packaging.









If any of you have any suggesttions or info about generic4all, or the finpecia, please reply to this post and let us all know. Im sure there are many people out there wondering if generic4all.com is a trust worthy site and if pills in packaging like this should even be taken. Thank you very much.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:06 PM
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I personally have a problem with online pharmacies in that you don't really know what you are getting. Cipla is one of the largest pharmaceuticals in India and is where your medication came from. The problem with this is that the standards are not as high as from the original manufacturer thus the quality may not be the same.

Quick story; one of our patients in southern California called me up one day and was freaking out because he was losing his hair again (not transplanted hair). After racking my brain for a few minutes and after several questions that when answered still didn't help I asked him if ANYTHING in his regimen had changed including the source of his meds. He told me that he in fact had switched from his normal local pharmacy to an online pharmacy. When I did some research into the company I found out that the meds were indeed from India. I told the patient to throw away his latest stash and go back to his local pharmacy for the real stuff then to call me in six months.

Well, he did call me back and it was to tell me that not only had his hair loss stopped again he had already had significant regrowth.

THIS is why I don't trust online pharmacies.

My advise? Take a walk to your local pharmacy.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:29 PM
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I suppose I should just got get propecia then. The only problem with that is that it is very expensive. But I guess its the price I have to pay to keep my hair.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:35 PM
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You don't have to buy Propecia, you can buy original Proscar. It costs about the same for 30 tablets but because they are a bigger dosage you simply cut the pills into quarters and take one quarter of a tablet instead of a full tablet. This will reduce the cost by 75% because 30 tablets will last you for four months.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:58 PM
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Where could I buy Proscar?
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:43 AM
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briz,

Cipla are a highly respected indian pharmacuticals company. What you have purchased is their version of propecia.
While the filler material used may differ from mercks propecia, the active ingredient ie..1mg finasteride, is the very same.

Of course there are charlatans selling dud products online as jotronics story alluded to but what you have purchased is fine.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:34 AM
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i live in india what should i do then if finpecia is not any good
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:32 AM
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Well, its good to hear that finpecia should work, i hope it does. I have started taking them since yesterday.

Also a quick update, apparently generic4all.com called me in regards to my worries about the medication i recieved. The phone call sounded pretty legit from what I can tell, letting me know that they switched from aurofina 1 to finpecia as their main supplier. The phone call sounded pretty legit to me so hopefully everything works out and I stop the hair loss and probably get some hair back in a couple of months
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:17 PM
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In todays cut throat money hungry counterfit rings, you can not tell real from fakes on the good counterfits (bad ones easy to tell).
Packaging are same, you have to look at pills them self and compare-- bad counterfits the numbers or letters on pills are not "laser" in put flaw stamped.
Good counterfits, it pills/tablets look exactly the same.
20/20 did a story about a year ago on a MEGA $20 million counterfit bust on Viagra. The Viagra was packaged in same and pills looked the same. 20/20 took to Pfizer scientist who develop Viagra and under a microscope couldnt tell. They had to cut open the pill and analyze the contents-- the Counterfit Viagra was bascially "Sheetrock dust, water, salt"!!!

The best option is get a Doctor Prescription and get from pharmacy. It is the safest way to get pharmacutical products. Even imports which are suppose to be cheaper have been audited with a 38% counterfit rate in 2007.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:29 PM
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Briz,

I am curious now that we are about six months later, what are your findings with the finpecia?

Thanks,
John
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