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Finpecia - 1mg  

Finasteride

Finpecia 1 mg
Finpecia is also referred to as Generic Propecia 1 mg. it is meant for grown up men and therefore should not be consumed by women or children.
The reason hair follicles in men get damaged is because of DTH Hormone which ultimately leads to hair fall. Finpecia does the job of blocking DTH Hormone whereby hair growth is enhanced. The primary ingredient in Finpecia is Finasteride which prevents DTH Hormone from being formed in the first place, allowing hair follicles to recover and ultimately have the kind of growth they did earlier.

Dosage
A single tablet is to be taken every day, with or without food. It needs to be taken for at least 3 – 6 months to see best results. Discontinuation could end up returning to the state of baldness seen previously.

Side Effects
Like many other medications containing Finasteride, there are possible side effects attached to Finpecia. Of course these side effects are seen in very few men, say about 2% of men who take the medication. Not only that, typically we see these side effects only initially; as the body gets used to the medication, side effects tend to wither away.
Side effects include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Problems in ejaculating
  • Lower sexual drive
  • Breast enlargement or tenderness
  • Any kind of allergic reactions
  • Decrease in semen quantity
  • Rashes or itching

If you experience any of these side effects, it is highly advisable that you consult your doctor.
We would once again reiterate that Finpecia is not meant for women. Already pregnant or looking to get pregnant women should particularly be wary of even handling Finpecia since it can get absorbed through the skin, especially if the medication is crushed or broken. Bear in mind that the drug can potentially cause defects in a male infant in a stage of development.

Details

Finpecia 1 mg tablets
Finpecia contains Finasteride which is used to treat male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is scientifically referred to as Androgenic Alopecia which affects as many as 70% of men at some point of their lives. Typically, this balding manifests itself in a receding hairline from the front as well as vertex balding.

Finasteride proves very useful in cases of BPH or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia as well. As a medication it is meant for adult men only and therefore should not be taken by women or children. Since it can be absorbed through the skin, it should not even be handled by lactating mothers or pregnant women. While Finpecia works effectively on both hairline and crown areas, it is seen to be most effective in the case of the latter.
Finasteride is FDA approved since 1992 for treating Androgenic Alopecia. While originally it was devised for treating Prostate Hyperplasia, its use in treating hair loss came forth eventually.

Methodology of the way it works
Finasteride works by disallowing testosterone to turn into potent Androgen Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Bear in mind that it is DHT which reduces the size of hair follicles, ultimately leading to baldness and / or hair loss.

Conditions in which to avoid Finasteride
Finasteride should be avoided if:

  • You have liver disease
  • Have difficulty in urinating
  • Have disorders of the bladder
  • Are somehow allergic to Finasteride
  • You are a woman, especially if you are pregnant or lactating

Strengths
We carry Finasteride in strengths such as 1 mg Finpecia as well as 5 mg Fincar.

Manufacturer
Finasteride is made by popular pharmaceutical entity, Cipla. We have Finasteride available with us in packs of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

Dosage
Typical dosage is one tablet a day, or as may be prescribed by your doctor. Remember to take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as per instructions you have received, including but not limited to the packaging on the medication.

Instructions for taking the medication
Simply swallow it with a full glass of water. Consult your doctor who can guide you on how to take Finasteride. Remember it can be taken with or without food.

Timing
Take Finasteride at a fixed time during the day which will help you get into a routine for taking the medication. Also that way, your chances of forgetting to take the medication will be a whole lot less.

Duration
Duration for which you are to take Finasteride depends on factors such as the extent of your baldness as well as your doctor’s advice. Typically, the longer you take it, the better the results will be. You must not stop taking it till the doctor advises you to do so. Usually, 3 months is the minimum time period for which Finasteride is advised to be taken.

Overdose
In case you overdose, call your doctor and seek immediate medical attention without delay.

Missing doses
In case you miss a dose, simply take the next one. Do not take two doses too close to one another.

Possible side effects
Side effects of Finasteride are typically quite rare. At the same time, there could be side effects like the following:

  • Lumps in the breasts
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Depression
  • A general feeling of weakness
  • Impotence
  • Headache
  • A running nose
  • Swelling in the hands or feet
  • Discharge from the nipples
  • Challenges in swallowing or breathing

It is important that you do not panic in case you notice any of these symptoms. Remember some might seem mild while others might come across as alarming. Whatever be the case, it is best advised that you consult your doctor at the earliest.

Drug Interactions
It is possible that some drugs could interfere with the way in which Finasteride works. Accordingly, it is strongly advised that you discuss the medications that you might be taking already, with your doctor. Drugs that could potentially interfere with the working of Finasteride include:

  • Rifampin
  • Ketoconazole
  • Isoniazid
  • Itraconazole
  • Singulair
  • Nevirapine
  • Rifabutin
  • Trazodoen
  • St john’s Wort
  • Crestor
  • Nefazodone
  • Fish oil
  • Nexium
  • Cymbalta

Precautions
Keep the following precautions in mind:

  • Use with immense caution if you already have liver disease
  • Your drug is meant for you only and therefore should not be shared
  • Do not break or crush the tablets
  • Pregnant women should not even come in contact with the drug
  • Continue taking the medication for effective results
  • Your doctor must know immediately in case you see your hair condition worsening or somehow there are detrimental side effects

Additional Information

SKU 427
US Brand Name Propecia 1mg
Strength 1 mg
Generic Name Finasteride
Manufacturer Cipla
PharmaceuticalForm Tablet/s
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