Finpecia (Finasteride) (fi-NAS-teer-ide)
What is Finpecia (Finasteride) used for?
Finpecia (Finasteride) is used to treat male pattern baldness. It does this by stopping the production in the body of a certain male hormone in the scalp that stops hair from growing. Apart from this, it may also be used to treat a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, which causes an enlarged prostate. This drug helps to relieve symptoms of BPH, such as an increased urge to urinate.
How should I use Finpecia (Finasteride)?
Finpecia (Finasteride) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally, with or without food. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It is important to note that it may take 6 to 12 months to notice the benefits and positive effects of this drug. You should always follow the instructions of your physician.
What are the side effects of Finpecia (Finasteride)?
Finpecia (Finasteride) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other serious side effects occur, such as lumps in the breasts, nipple discharge, breast pain or urination problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Finpecia (Finasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.