Finpecia (Finasteride 1Mg)
Also known as: Generic Propecia 1 mg, Proscalpin, Finax
Active ingredient: Finasteride
Packaging Type: 10 tabs/blister
Manufacturer : Cipla
Product Code: PR10096
Finpecia (Finasteride 1mg, Generic Propecia)
By Dr. J Shenoy
What is Finpecia (Generic Propecia) 1mg
Finpecia is an effective medication used in the management of hair fall in men. It helps in the treatment of male pattern baldness. The main ingredient of this drug is Finasteride that helps in reducing hair loss by preventing the conversion of testosterone into DHT. This reduces the amount of DHT in the body, which results in increased hair growth and reduced hair loss. This medicine does not affect the hair growth in other parts of the body.
When is Finpecia prescribed?
Men who suffer from male pattern baldness can use Finpecia to control the hormonal causes of hair loss. This drug can also be used for the treatment of benign enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlargement of this gland causes increased pressure on the urethra resulting in a difficulty in passing urine. The common symptoms of this condition include: • Dribbling of urine • Incomplete emptying of the bladder • Interrupted flow of urine By controlling the enlargement of the prostate, Finpecia can reduce these symptoms and prevent the need for undergoing surgery for removing the obstruction.
How to use Finpecia?
The usual recommended dose of Finpecia for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement and hair fall is 1 tablet a day. Men are advised to contact a physician to learn more about the dosage recommendations.
What are the side effects of Finpecia?
The common side effects of Finpecia include: • Pain in the breasts • Decreased sexual desire • Painful erections • Inability to maintain or sustain an erection
Key highlights of Finpecia
• It should be noted that Finpecia does not cure hair fall. The beneficial effect of the medicine may wean off slowly once patients stop using it. • Men suffering from serious impairment of the liver functions should use this medication in a lower dose. • This medicine can increase the risk of prostate cancer. Hence, men should undergo some tests regularly to rule out such a possibility. • In case they develop breast pain, lumps or nipple discharge, they should stop using Finpecia. These could be the signs of male breast cancer.
Finpecia is not meant for treating hair fall in women. This medication may increase the risk of birth defects in a fetus if a pregnant a woman is exposed to the tablets. Finpecia tablets are coated in order to prevent contact with the active ingredients during normal handling. However, Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin, if the tablets are broken or crushed. Hence, pregnant women should not be allowed to handle these tablets. If a pregnant woman touches a crushed or a broken tablet accidentally or otherwise, she should wash the part with soap and water right away.
What are the drug interactions of Finpecia?
Use of Finpecia together with other medications is not known to cause serious drug interactions.
Store Finpecia tablets at a cool and dry place. The tablets should be kept in a tightly closed container away from heat and moisture.