Finast (Finasteride 5Mg)
Also known as: Generic Proscar 5 mg
Active ingredient: Finasteride 5mg
Packaging Type: 10 tabs/film
Manufacturer : Dr. Reddy's
Product Code: PR10093
What is Generic Propecia 5mg - Finast
Finast is a brand of finasteride, the best treatment for hair loss. Finast is a pharmaceutical drug that helps slow down the hair loss process and that can stop it. In many cases, the use of Finast also causes the hair to grow back to a certain extent. In some other formulations, the active ingredient in Finast can also be used to treat enlarged prostate.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Finast works by preventing the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone which has detrimental effects on the hair follicles. This conversion is stopped by the blocking of 5-alpha reductase which is why Finast falls into the category of type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. With the inhibition of this enzyme, the hair follicles are healthy once again and the new hair can grow back.
Looking after your medicine
You need to keep your Finast tablets in a dry space, away from direct light and heat. The tablets should also be kept out of reach of children.
How to take Generic Propecia 5mg - Finast
You need to take Finast exactly as prescribed and in no other way. You should take Finast regularly and if your doctor makes any appointments or tests that you need to do, make sure you do them. Finast works best when taken regularly at the same time every day.
The common dosage for Finast is one 5 mg tablet per day.
Finast overdose is not life-threatening although it may cause pronounced side effects. If an overdose on Finast is suspected, it is necessary to contact emergency medical services.
If you should miss one of your Finast doses, you need to make up for it when you remember. If your next dose is very close, you should skip the missed one altogether and continue with your regular regimen.
Warnings and Precautions
Finast may increase the chances of developing prostatic cancer. Finast may cause sexual side effects that may continue after the discontinuation of the drug. Finast must never be handled by children or pregnant women as finasteride can be absorbed through skin.
Possible Side Effects
Finast may cause some of the following side effects: changes to sex drive, swollen or tender breasts, swollen feet and hands, runny nose, headaches, dizziness, weakness, fainting feeling, skin rash, abnormal ejaculation.
Treating male pattern baldness
Finast is one of the best treatments for hair loss. It does everything that Propecia does only at a lower price since it is manufactured by a different manufacturer. It is still the most effective hair loss product out there and one that is proven to work.
When should it not be used
Finast should not be used in cases of allergy to finasteride or a similar drug dutasteride. Women should also not use Finast.
How long should you take it
Finast may take some time to work. In most men, the first noticeable effects can be noticed after 3 months while for some this may take longer. If you are not seeing any improvement after 12 months, you can discontinue the drug as it will most probably not work for you.