Fincar 5 mg is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to shrink the size of the enlarged prostate gland and relieves symptoms like difficulty in passing urine, urgent need to pass urine, and inability to hold the urine.
Fincar 5 mg is to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dose and duration of the medicine should be taken as per prescription. An overdose of it may cause harm to your health. It is better to take the medicine at the same time each day and it must be swallowed as a whole. It may take some time for the medicine to act upon the symptoms, so it is important to take the medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
This medicine is usually well tolerated. However, it may cause some mild sexual side effects such as ejaculation disorder, and decreased libido. Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, and swelling of the lips or face. If you experience any of these side effects, consult your doctor without delay.
Before starting the treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health condition. This will ensure your safety.
Uses of Fincar 5 mg Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fincar 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
What is it prescribed for?
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a condition that causes enlargement of the prostate gland (a small gland in men that secretes fluid to nourish and transport the sperm). As the prostate surrounds the urethra (a tube that carries urine out of your body), an increase in the size of the prostate may lead to symptoms such as difficulty in urination, weak urinary stream, frequent urination, loss of bladder control, etc. This medicine at a dose of 2.5mg and 5mg is used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
- Hair loss
Male pattern baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. It is characterised by gradual thinning of the hair on the topmost part of the head. This medicine at a dose of 1mg is used in the treatment of hereditary hair loss in men.
How Fincar 5 mg work
Fincar Tablet is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine.
Try not to skip any dose of Fincar 5 mg Tablet. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if the delay is more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Never take more than the recommended dose of Fincar 5 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
Warnings for special population
Fincar 5 mg Tablet is not intended for use in women.
Fincar 5 mg Tablet is not intended for use in women.
Fincar 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have a liver problem due to the increased risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function, if necessary, while you are taking this medicine.
Use in women
Fincar 5 mg Tablet is not intended for use in women. Crushed or broken tablets should not be handled by women who are or may potentially be pregnant because of the possibility of absorption of this medicine and subsequent potential risk to the developing foetus.
Use in children
Fincar 5 mg Tablet is not intended for use in children.
Fincar 5 mg Tablet may cause mood changes, depression, and suicidal thoughts in some cases. Hence, consult your doctor immediately if you experience any change in mood or behaviour or develop thoughts of self-harm.
Take Fincar 5 mg Tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, it may take at least six months before you see an improvement in your symptoms. For male pattern hair loss, it may take at least three months before your symptoms improve, as hair growth occurs slowly over time. Hence, do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects that persist or worsen. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, avoid handling crushed or broken Fincar 5 mg Tablet, as it may get absorbed into your body with subsequent potential risk to the developing foetus.
1.How long does Fincar Tablet take to treat BPH?
You might be able to notice an improvement in your symptoms within a short time. However, it may take 6 months to see the full benefits of using Fincar Tablet.
2.Is Fincar Tablet safe for BPH?
Yes, Fincar Tablet is safe if taken according to the doctor’s advice. The side effects are usually mild to moderate, and it is very rare to experience serious side effects with Fincar Tablet.
3.Does Fincar Tablet lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels?
Yes, Fincar Tablet can lower PSA levels. Lowered PSA levels can make it hard to detect prostate cancer. However, Fincar Tablet does not affect the free to total PSA ratio. The ratio can be used as an aid to detect prostate cancer.
4.Are the side effects of Fincar Tablet permanent?
No, the side effects like decreased sexual desire and inability to develop or maintain erection usually disappear after Fincar Tablet is stopped. Also, the side effects disappear if you keep taking Fincar Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.
5.Can Fincar Tablet cause infertility?
No, infertility has not been reported in patients. But, using Fincar Tablet may very rarely cause decreased sexual desire, inability to develop or maintain an erection and decreased amount of semen. Consult your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms.