Finpecia 1mg (Finasteride) Tablets
About Finpecia 1 mg
Finpecia is a prescribed drug to treat hair loss in men caused due to Male Pattern Baldness.
Male Pattern Baldness occurs mainly in the front of the head.
It contains Finasteride, a 5-alpha-Reductase inhibitor, as its active ingredient.
Finasteride prevents further hair thinning and hair fall and sometimes promotes hair growth in patients.
The active ingredient Finasteride is also used in different strengths to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
The medicine is manufactured and marketed globally by Cipla ltd.
Uses of the drug
Finasteride tablet 1 mg is used to help hair growth in men who suffer from Male Pattern Baldness.
Male Pattern Baldness, clinically known as Androgenic Alopecia, is a genetic disorder that results in hair loss in the top and front of the head.
It can take a few months to see the full effect of the medicine.
How does Finpecia 1 mg work?
Finpecia comes with highly positive reviews and is a recommended medication Male Pattern Baldness.
1 mg strength tablet of Finpecia contains Finasteride as its active ingredient.
Finasteride competitively inhibits Type II 5-Alpha-Reductase. The Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone causes hair follicles to miniaturize, resulting in baldness in men.
Type-II 5-alpha-Reductase is an enzyme responsible for converting Testosterone (the male sex hormone) to DHT.
Finasteride reduces DHT levels in the body by restricting the conversion of Testosterone to DHT.
This reduction in DHT levels reverses the balding process and helps to prevent further hair loss.
Keep in mind the following points while taking Finpecia 1 mg
- Use the medicine as advised by your medical professional
- You can take this tablet with or without food
- Try taking Finasteride 1mg at the same time every day
- Do not skip doses for the best results
- Keep taking this drug according to your doctor's instructions, even if you feel well
- Consult your doctor before you start/stop taking the medication
If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as you recall.
However, you should skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing plan if it's time for the next dose.
Do not take multiple doses simultaneously.
You must not take more than the prescribed dose.
In the event of an overdose, consult your physician immediately.
Side Effects of Finpecia 1 mg
Finasteride tablets 1 mg is a trusted medication for pattern hair loss in men. However, in some cases, it can cause common side effects, such as
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Ejaculation Disorders
- Increase in size of breasts
- Skin rash
These side effects are usually short-term and may disappear with a regular intake of drugs.
If the side effects persist, please consult your doctor immediately.
Some rare Finasteride 1 mg tablet side effects might include,
- Swelling in lips, tongue, or throat
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorder
The medicine may interact with certain drugs and diseases and cause specific side effects.
Inform your medical professional before taking Finasteride tablets to avoid any side effects.
If you take the following drugs, please inform your doctor before taking the Finpecia tablet,
Vitamins and herbal medicines might also interact with Finpecia 1 mg.
Some disease conditions could interact with Finasteride 1mg to show adverse reactions. If you suffer from the following diseases, inform your doctor before taking medicine,
Liver Diseases: Finasteride, the active salt of the medicine, is actively metabolized in the liver.
Hence, if you have a history of liver disease, please take medicine only with a doctor's consultation.
Urinary Obstruction: The medicine is not recommended for patients with obstruction in urinary flow.
Before using this acne cream, it is imperative to take the necessary precautions, which are as follows,
- Please avoid taking medicine if you have an allergy to Finasteride
- The drug is not approved for use in children
- Avoid the drug if you have Prostate cancer or Liver disease
- Finasteride can cause congenital disabilities in pregnant women, so avoid medication use.
Keep the medicine at room temperature between 15℃ to 30℃. You should keep it away from sunlight and moisture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Finpecia 1 mg treat Androgenic Alopecia?
Finasteride, the medicine's active ingredient, is an FDA-approved drug to treat Androgenic Alopecia.
Several research studies have shown that regular therapy of Finpecia for 1-2 years has reduced hair loss by 80%. It shows the effectiveness of the medicine against Male Pattern Baldness.
Is Finasteride safe for long-term use?
Yes, Finpecia containing Finasteride is safe to take for a long time. The treatment for Male Pattern Baldness can last for a few months to years.
Hence, you can take Finasteride for a more extended period of treatment.
Will Finasteride thicken hair?
Finasteride is one of the most widely researched male pattern baldness medications.
According to clinical research, Finasteride reverses hair loss in 90% of men, while it also benefits from improved hair growth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs.
Can Finasteride regrow hair?
Yes, Finpecia containing Finasteride reduces hair loss caused due to Male pattern baldness. The correct dosage of this medication has promoted hair growth in many cases.
How long does Finpecia take to work?
Finasteride 1 mg tablets take around three months to show effect. You will not see immediate results because new hair takes time to grow. Regular usage for three months or more may be required before observing enhanced hair growth or preventing additional loss.
What are the side effects of Finpecia?
Finpecia can cause minor sexual side effects, including low libido, Erectile Dysfunction, and Premature Ejaculation. Some people may also have allergic responses, such as itching, rashes, or swelling of the lips or face. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these adverse effects.