How Finax 1 mg Works
It falls under the class of drugs known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It contains the ingredient Finasteride that blocks the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and aids hair regrowth. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The hormone DHT binds with the receptors of the hair follicles and weakens them over time. This disturbs the natural growth cycle of hair, thereby causing hair follicles to shrink. This leads to hair loss (which further leads to baldness) and an enlarged prostate. Finax 1 mg stops the action of 5-alpha reductase and decreases the amount of DHT in the body. This leads to increased hair regrowth and a decreased prostate size.
Uses of Finax 1mg
It is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an age-related prostate gland enlargement disease that causes urination problems.
- Androgenetic Alopecia – a disorder that causes hair loss in men, ultimately leading to baldness.
Dosage of Finax tablet
Itt is recommended to be taken once daily. This pill can be taken with or without food.
- For patients suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia, the effects of this medicine can be experienced within the first 3-4 months of its usage. However, the full effects can be experienced in 6-9 months.
- For patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the effects can be experienced in 6 months.
A daily dosage of the drug is essential to experience positive results. The effects of this medication may vary depending upon various factors such as age, metabolism, health conditions, etc.
Missed Dosage: In case a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If it’s time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take an overdose to make up for the missed dose. Make sure that you follow a daily dosage as hair loss occurs again when you stop taking the medication.
Overdose: An overdose of the drug can lead to serious side-effects. If an overdose is suspected, contact your doctor immediately.
Before you take Finax 1 mg, tell your doctor:
- If you have kidney or liver disease.
- If you have prostate cancer.
- If you are allergic to Dutasteride or any other medications.
- If you have urination problems.
- If you have stricture of the urethra.
- If you have a bladder muscle disorder.
Side Effects of Finax
Common side-effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased semen
- Loss of sexual interest
- Swelling in hands or feet
- Pain in testicles
- Runny nose
If any of these side-effects persist for long, seek medical help immediately.
Certain drugs are known to interact with Finax 1 mg and affect the way it works. If you take any recreational or any other drugs to treat your existing illnesses or for any other purposes, let your doctor know about them.
- Antifungal medications such as itraconazole
- St. John’s Wort
- HIV Protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir and ritonavir
Interaction with alcohol
Interaction with alcohol hasn’t been studied. However, patients have reported a decrease in their alcohol consumption after taking this medication. Talk to your doctor about potential interactions.
Finax 1 mg tablets should be stored properly and safely in their original packaging.
- Keep the medicines out of reach of children.
- Keep the pills away from direct heat, moisture, and sunlight.
- Once the pack is opened, store the pills in an airtight container.
- Do not consume the pills past their expiration date.