Fincar (Finasteride) (fi-NAS-teer-ide)
What is Fincar (Finasteride) used for?
Fincar (Finasteride) is typically used in men to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. It may also be used to treat acne in women. It blocks an enzyme that is instrumental to converting testosterone into another hormone that causes swelling of the prostate. A decrease in prostate size should result. This effect only lasts as long as treatment continues.
How should I use Fincar (Finasteride) ?
A typical prescription of Fincar (Finasteride) is 5mg (1 tablet) taken once daily for more than 6 month. Tablets should be taken orally and swallowed whole. Never chew, crush, split, or dissolve the tablets as this will alter the release of medicine and could cause health problems. You may not witness any results for several months. Be sure to take your medication at the same time to maximize its effectiveness.
What are the side effects of Fincar (Finasteride) ?
Some patients using Fincar (Finasteride) have reported side effects. These may include:
If any side effects become persistent or intense, contact your doctor in case they require medical attention. Also report any side effects that worry you or become troublesome.
Inform your doctor if you have any conditions affecting your urinary tract, liver disease, or decreased kidney function before taking Fincar (Finasteride).
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Fincar may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.