Finpecia 1 mg Tablet is used to treat hair loss in men. It is used to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss with male pattern baldness (gradual thinning of hair with receding hairline or thinning on the top of the head).
Finpecia 1 mg Tablet 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 low decreased libido and ejaculation disorder. 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.
Uses of Finpecia 1 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. 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.
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 Finpecia 1 mg tablet works
Tablet is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It blocks the body’s production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth, thereby reversing the balding process and preventing further hair loss.
Try not to skip any dose of 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 Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
Side effects of Finpecia 1 mg tablet
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorder
Warnings for special population
Finpecia 1 mg Tablet is not intended for use in women.
Finpecia 1 mg Tablet is not intended for use in women.
Finpecia 1 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
Finpecia 1 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
Finpecia 1 mg Tablet is not intended for use in children.
Finpecia 1 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 Finpecia 1 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 Finpecia 1 mg Tablet, as it may get absorbed into your body with subsequent potential risk to the developing foetus.
1.Does Finpecia 1 mg Tablet increase hair count and thickness of hair?
Yes, Finpecia 1 mg Tablet increases hair count, thickness of hair, and length of hair. In totality, this medicine enhances the appearance of the scalp after treatment.
2.How long does it take for Finpecia 1 mg Tablet to stop hair loss?
Generally, taking this medicine once every day for three to six months proves effective. However, continue taking Finpecia 1 mg Tablet if advised by your doctor.
3.If I increase the dose of Finpecia 1 mg Tablet, will it give me quick and better results?
No, increasing the dose of Finpecia 1 mg Tablet does not make any difference. The dose and duration of Finpecia Tablet should be followed strictly as per your doctor’s advice.
4.Can the use of Finpecia 1 mg Tablet affect my sex life?
Using Finpecia 1 mg Tablet may very rarely cause decreased sexual desire, inability to develop or maintain erection and decreased amount of semen production. Consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms, as these may affect your sexual life.
5.Are the side effects of Finpecia 1 mg Tablet permanent?
No, the side effects usually disappear once you stop taking Finpecia 1 mg Tablet. Also, these side effects disappear if you keep taking Finpecia Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.
6.For how long do I need to keep taking Finpecia Tablet?
You have to use Finpecia 1 mg Tablet continuously to sustain its benefits. If treatment is stopped, the beneficial effects begin to reverse within 6 months of stopping it. Further, within 9 to 12 months of stopping Finpecia Tablet, hair loss increases and becomes the same as it was before starting the treatment.
7.Can women take Finpecia 1 mgFinpecia Tablet?
No, Finpecia 1 mg Tablet is strictly prohibited for women and should be taken only by men.