Finpecia helps in reducing the hair loss problem in male.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Finpecia with or without a meal. The ideal dosage of Finpecia is one every day. In order to gain most benefits you should use Finpecia continuously for three months. In case you stop treatment in the middle any gain in the hair quantity may be lost.
Please drink a full glass of water with Finpecia.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Finpecia functions by reducing the testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) conversion in the body. DHT is mainly responsible for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and finally hair loss. Finpecia is mainly used in the treatment of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients who have an enlarged prostrate.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Finpecia at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of Finpecia may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice any adverse effects.
Doctors advise against using Finpecia if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have any allergic reactions to a similar medicine called dutasteride (Avodart).
Finpecia should never be used on a woman and a child. Finpecia may be absorbed through the skin and therefore should not be even handled by woman and children. Finpecia may even cause birth defects. In case if a woman comes into contact with a crushed or broken Finpecia tablet the area should be washed thoroughly.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor. Talk to your doctor before starting a new medicine.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Finpecia to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Finpecia as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Inform your doctor as soon as you see any side effects like breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge, or other breast changes as these may be symptoms of breast cancer.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include feeling like you might pass out;
swelling in your hands or feet;
pain in the testicles;
impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm;
swelling or tenderness in your breasts;
headache; runny nose; or
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.
You should not share this drug with anyone else.