Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound and a specific inhibitor of steroid Type II 5α-reductase that is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat enlarged prostate gland in men called Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH).
Finasteride may be used to treat male pattern hair loss or baldness and other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Drug = Finasteride
Strength = 1 mg
Manufacturer = Cipla
Quantity per sleeve = 150 Tabs (for the price quoted)
How To Take Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not divide or crush it.
Finasteride must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Take Finasteride exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Dosage of Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
Benign prostatic hyperplasia: 5 mg once daily.
Male pattern baldness: 1 mg once daily
Missed Dose of Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
If you think you may have used Finasteride more than the usual dose, please seek medical help immediately.
Contraindications of Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
People with the following medical conditions should not take Finasteride:
Side Effects of Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
Finasteride may have the following side effects:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorders including reduced volume of ejaculate
- Testicular pain
- Swelling of lips and face
- Decreased prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels
- Male breast cancer
- Orgasm disorders
Warnings of Finasteride (Finpecia) 1 mg Tablet
Finasteride is not indicated for use in women and children.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Finasteride.
How Does It Work?
Finasteride works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and markedly suppresses serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. In male pattern baldness, finasteride decreases scalp DHT levels found in hairy scalp, thereby increases hair regrowth and slows hair loss.
Finasteride is used to treat the following conditions:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Male pattern baldness
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following condition:
- Men at risk of obstructive uropathy
- Hepatic impairment
- Avoid alcohol
- Store at 20-25°C. Protect from light
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Finasteride that is expired or out of expiry date.