Finasteride (Propecia) 1mg Tablets 28 Tabs

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Finasteride Propecia Generic 1mg Tablets 28 Tabs
For male pattern hair loss (Alopecia) treatment

Finasteride Propecia generic 1mg Tablets


Finasteride 1 mg Tablets contain finasteride.  Finasteride belongs to the group of medicines called 5-
alpha reductase inhibitors.
Your doctor has prescribed Finasteride 1 mg Tablets because you have male pattern hair loss (also
known as androgenetic alopecia).  Finasteride 1 mg Tablets prevent further hair loss in men.  Men with
mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using Finasteride 1 mg Tablets.
Finasteride 1 mg Tablets block an important enzyme (Type II 5α-reductase), which is involved in the
regulation of the hair follicle.
In the scalp, Finasteride 1 mg Tablets specifically lower the levels of DHT, a major cause of male
pattern hair loss.  In this way, Finasteride 1 mg Tablets help to reverse the balding process and prevent
further hair loss

Do not take Finasteride 1 mg Tablets:
 If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to finasteride or any of the other ingredients of Finasteride 1 mg
Tablets.
 If you are a child or adolescent.
 If you are a woman (see also under 'Pregnancy and breast-feeding').  Finasteride 1 mg Tablets have
been found to be ineffective in the treatment of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in women in
clinical studies.
 If you are already taking finasteride or any other 5α-reductase inhibitor for benign prostatic
hyperplasia (BPH) or any other condition.
Take special care with Finasteride 1 mg Tablets:
Determination of prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) in serum should be carried out prior to initiating
therapy with finasteride and during treatment.
Finasteride may affect male fertility.  Patients who are planning to father a child should consider
stopping treatment.

You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breast tissue such as lumps, pain,
enlargement of the breast tissue or nipple discharge as these may be signs of a serious condition, such
as breast cancer.
Taking other medicines:
Finasteride 1 mg Tablets do not usually interfere with other medicines.  Please tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
No information is available on the use of Finasteride 1 mg Tablets together with topical (applied to the
skin) minoxidil in male pattern hair loss.  The combination is not recommended.
Taking Finasteride 1 mg Tablets with food and drink:
Finasteride 1 mg Tablets can be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Finasteride 1 mg Tablets are only intended for men.
Women who are or may potentially be pregnant should not handle Finasteride 1 mg Tablets especially
if broken or crushed.  If finasteride is absorbed through the skin or taken by mouth by women pregnant
with a male foetus, the child may be born with malformed genital organs.
When the patient's sexual partner is or may become pregnant, the patient should either avoid exposure
of his partner to semen (e.g.  by use of a condom) or discontinue treatment with finasteride.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines:
There is no information to suggest that Finasteride 1 mg Tablets affect the ability to drive and use
machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Finasteride 1 mg Tablets:
This medicinal product contains lactose.  If your doctor has told you that you have intolerance to some
sugars contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product. 

How to take Finasteride 1 mg Tablets
Always take Finasteride 1 mg Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you.  You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual dose is one Finasteride 1 mg tablet daily (equivalent to 1 mg finasteride).
The film-coated tablets can either be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal.  The film-coated
tablets should be swallowed whole and should not be divided or crushed.
 Finasteride 1 mg Tablets will not work faster or better if you take them more than once a day.
 Male pattern hair loss is a condition that develops over a long period of time.  In general, daily use
for three to six months may be necessary before you notice any increase in the hair density or
reduction in hair loss.
 Your doctor will help you to assess if Finasteride 1 mg Tablets are working.  It is important to
continue taking Finasteride 1 mg Tablets for as long as your doctor prescribes them

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