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US Brand Name Propecia
Generic Name Finasteride
Other Brand Name Finpecia, F-Pecia, Finax
Packing 10
Manufacturer Cipla, Dr.Reddy's
Form Tablet
Strength 1 mg

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Introduction

Finasteride or generic propecia is a FDA approved medication recommended for treating male pattern baldness on the crown area and the hairline. Male pattern baldness is one of the common conditions experienced by male of all age group. Primarily, the process of hair fall starts with hair thinning. And with the passage of time, hairline starts receding and this eventually leads to balding. The drug is recommended to males only, not meant for females and children.


Use

The drug is commonly used for treating male pattern hair loss. Benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer are other conditions treated successfully with generic propecia. It has been observed that those people who are suffering from male baldness have presence of high level of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in their scalps. DHT is referred as hormone which damages hair follicles and leads to hair loss in males. The drug works by preventing the formation of DHT in the scalp.


Side effects

Some of the common side effects of finasteride are drowsiness, trouble in sleeping, unusual weakness, dizziness, running nose, blurred vision, etc. These effects are mild in nature and do not lead to serious results. Serious allergic reactions, painful erection for more than 4 hours, fainting, severe dizzing, etc. are some of the serious side-effects, demanding medical attention.


storage

Store generic Propecia at room temperature between 20-25 degrees C and keep it away from heat, moisture, and light. When the bottle is not in use, close it tightly. Never store it in bathroom.


Composition

The drug contains finasteride as an active ingredient which is a kind of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.


Dosage and administration

Take the medication as recommended by health professional. Normally, one tablet of 1mg is recommended every day. The drug should be taken with water, with or without food. Swallow the tablet as a whole; avoid chewing, crushing or chewing it. Increase in hair density or decrease in hair loss will be observed if the drug is taken for minimum 3-4 months. Discontinuation of medicine in between will result in losing increased hair within the time span of 9-12 months. In order to gain the maximum benefit of a medication, take it for longer time span.


Overdosage

If a person takes overdosage of a drug, he will likely to experience symptoms like irregular heartbeat, chest pain, light-headed, allergic reaction, swelling on face, lips, etc. So, seek emergency medical treatment as soon as possible.


Clinical performance

Clinical trials have shown satisfactorily results. 83% of patients taking Propecia for more than one year have experienced significant increase in hair growth, complete stop of hair loss or both. Even patients taking the medication for more than 3 months have experienced decrease in hair fall.


Patient Information Sheet
For the use only of a Registered Medical Practitioner or a Hospital or a Laboratory   Finasteride Tablets USP 1mg Finpecia   COMPOSITION Each film-coated tablet contains Finasteride USD ……….1 mg   Colours: Titanium Dioxide and Quinoline Yellow WS   DESCRIPTION Finpecia a synthetic 4- azasteroid compound is a specific inhibitor of 5a- reductase, an ... [Read More]