This drug is the leading brand for treatment of male hair loss. Finasteride is the active ingredient in Propecia Generic and Merck Sharp and Dohme owns the brand and the copyrights. Many other pharmaceutical companies produce similar medicines, but Propecia For Hair Loss leads significantly. The medicine is available in the doses of 1 mg tablets.
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How does Propecia work?
Finasteride is recommended for the treatment of male hair loss. The medicine appears to inhibit the action of an enzyme responsible for the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which is a byproduct of testosterone metabolism. This enzyme is called 5-alpha reductase and hence the name of the drug is 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
Dihydrotestosterone damages the hair cells of men resulting in hair loss. Finasteride helps reduce Dihydrotestosterone in the scalp and in the bloodstream.
Propecia is taken orally for the treatment of male hair loss. Men who used Finasteride have noted increased hair thickness, hair loss prevention, and hair receding where it was lost. This drug should be taken for at least six months to see a clear change in hair loss. Finasteride may be used between 9-12 months but if no effect is reached, treatment must be discontinued after 12 months.
The medication is indicated for the treatment of patients with androgen alopecia or hair loss.
Finasteride should not be used by the following patients:
- Women and children should not use this medicine. Pregnant women should not touch crushed or broken tablets when the substance can be absorbed through the skin and damage the fetus. Most often, the pill is covered with a protective membrane to prevent skin absorption. No additional benefits are added at an increased dose, so do not overdose this medicine.
- Patients suffering from galactose intolerance should also not use this medicine. Also, patients who use Finasteride 5 mg for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement or enlarged prostate gland should also not use this medicine.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Propecia must not be used by women.
Propecia Side Effects
This medicine may cause side effects such as impotence, loss of sex, premature ejaculation, reduced amount of release, sore and swollen breasts. A few people can get a severe allergic reaction from this medicine.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose of finasteride for male pattern baldness is 1 mg daily taken at the same time each day, with or without food. It is important that this medication be taken on a regular basis for it to be effective.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here,do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Interactions with other drugs
Propecia must not be used in combination with Finasteride 5mg for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement or enlarged prostate gland.