Finpecia 1 mg


Finpecia 1 mg is an oral medication used for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern hair loss). It works by decreasing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. Thus, it increases the rate of hair regrowth and aids hair loss in men. This medicine can be taken with or without food. A single tablet is recommended to be taken once daily. The effects of this medicine can be seen in 3-4 months. However, the full effects can be experienced in 6-9 months as hair follicles take time to produce new hairs. Follow your doctor’s prescription carefully and avoid consuming an overdose of the drug.

Active Ingredient Finasteride
Type Hair Loss

How Finpecia 1mg Works

It contains the ingredient Finasteride that is a 5-alpha Reductase inhibitor. It works by blocking the effects of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts the male sex hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT binds with the receptors of hair follicles, disturbing their natural growth cycle and causing them to shrink. This leads to an enlarged prostate or hair loss in men. Finpecia 1 mg blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase and decreases the amount of DHT in the body. This results in a decreased prostate size and an increase in hair growth on the scalp. The effects of this medicine last long only for the time the medication is taken.

Uses of Finpecia 1 mg

It is prescribed for the treatment of the following disorders:

  1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an age-associated condition that leads to an enlarged prostate in men causing urination difficulty.
  2. Androgenetic Alopecia – a condition that causes permanent hair loss in men, ultimately leading to baldness.

Dosage of Finpecia tablet

It is recommended to be taken once daily. This medicine can be taken with or without food.

  1. For patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the effects of this medicine can be experienced in 6 months.
  2. For patients suffering from hair loss, the effects of this medicine can be experienced in 3-4 months.

It can take anywhere around 6-9 months for the person to experience the full effects (of hair regrowth) of this medication provided that a daily dosage of the drug is followed. These may vary depending upon factors such as age, metabolism, health conditions, etc. Follow your doctor’s prescription carefully to achieve the desired results.

Missed Dosage: If 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 consume a double dose or an overdose to make up for the missed dosage. However, it is essential for you to ensure that the dose isn’t missed as hair loss can occur again if you stop taking the medication.

Overdose: An overdose of the drug can lead to various side-effects. If such a case arises, contact your doctor immediately.

Important Advisory

Before you take Finpecia 1 mg tablet, tell your doctor:

  1. If you have prostate cancer.
  2. If you have kidney or liver disease.
  3. If you have urination problems.
  4. If you have a bladder muscle disorder.
  5. If you have a urethral stricture.
  6. If you are allergic to Dutasteride or any other medications.

Side Effects

Common side-effects of Finpecia 1 mg include:

  1. Headaches
  2. Runny nose
  3. Nausea
  4. Dizziness
  5. Skin rashes
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Chills or cold sweats
  8. Swelling or tenderness in breasts
  9. Swelling in hands or feet
  10. Loss of interest in sex or trouble achieving an orgasm
  11. Rapid weight gain

If you experience any of the above-mentioned side-effects for long, contact your doctor immediately.

Drug Interactions

Certain drugs are known to interact with Finpecia 1 mg and affect the way it works. If you take any herbal, OTC, recreational or any other form of drugs, let your doctor know about them.

  1. Blood thinners such as warfarin
  2. Beta-blockers such as propranolol
  3. Antipyrine and benzocaine otic
  4. Oral antifungals such as itraconazole
  5. Digoxin
  6. Theophylline
  7. St. John’s Wort
  8. Diltiazem
  9. HIV Protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir

Interaction with alcohol

Interaction with alcohol has not been studied. However, patients taking this medication experience a decrease in their alcohol consumption. Talk to your doctor about potential interactions.

Storage Instructions of finpecia tablets

It should be stored properly and safely in their original packaging.

  1. Keep the medicines out of reach of children.
  2. Keep the pills away from direct heat, moisture, and sunlight.
  3. Once the pack is opened, store the pills in an airtight container.
  4. Do not consume the pills past their expiration date.

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