About Propecia :
Propecia is a FDA approved prescription medication for male pattern baldness treatment. You can fight the balding process and keep your hair intact by using Propecia . It is an androgen hormone inhibitor that treats male pattern hair loss. It only works for men only. Women should't take Propecia as it involves the use of hormones. There are millions of men around the world use Propecia to fight hair loss. Hair starts growing after 3 months of proper use of propecia and it lasts is going to occur with the use of Propecia . The new hair that comes out because of this treatment will go away within 1 year if you stop using Propecia .
Dosage for the pills:
Consult with your doctor regarding the use of this medication. You can follow the direction provided with the medicine. The usual dosage for propecia is one tablet daily. Take Propecia on empty stomac. You need to take PROPECIA daily for continuous 3 months or more before you see a benefit from Propecia. If you can't see any result even after using it for 12 months, you should see your doctor for any further treatment. PROPECIA can only work over the long term if you continue taking it. Research says as long as the therapy is continued you will get effective result in hair regrowth.
Side effects to keep a watch out for :
Change in sexual function while taking Propecia is one of the side effect common that may occur. Such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, or a decrease in the amount of semen. During the first few days of it's use you may face any of the following side effect as your body adjusts with the medicine.
- Blurred vision
- dry mouth
- skin rash
- swelling of lips
- stomach upset or constipation
If they persist you must see your doctor. If after using Propecia you feel dizzy or lightheaded, try to avoid driving or engage yourself in activities requiring alertness. Alcohol can increase unwanted side effects of dizziness. Do not drink while taking this medication.
Precautions you can take :
Do not stop taking Propecia as it may take long time to work. Check with your doctor before taking any decision. If you stop taking Propecia you will be back to your previous position. Discuss with your doctor before start taking any new medicine either prescription or non prescription. PROPECIA tablets are coated with film so to protect the active ingredient during normal handling, provided the tablets are not broken or crushed.Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use Propecia and should not come in contact with crushed or broken tablets because the active ingredient may cause abnormalities in sex organs of a male child. If that happens by any chance, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Interactions you need to be aware of :
If you are suffering from liver disorders should take extra caution while taking Propecia. Propecia is broken down by liver-enzymes. Therefore, Propecia can cause hepatitis (liver inflammation)to liver disease patients , although this problem is seen very rarely. Inform your doctor about all the nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially any nitrate medications (e.g., nitroglycerin, isosorbide denigrate), nitroprusside (any "nitric oxide donor" medicines), cimetidine, erythromycin, azole antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), mibefradil, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin) or high blood pressure medicines.
What if you miss one dose:
Missed dose can be taken anytime without disturbing your rutine dosing schedule. Do not repeat the missed dose. If overdose is suspected, call your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Storage of this medication:
Keep Propecia at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F. Store them in a container tightly-closed, away from moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Note: PROPECIA is made for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in and should NOT be used by women or children. Avoid sharing Propecia with others for whom it was not prescribed. To get proper result you will have to use this medication for long time, order your refill before you get run out of your stock.
Women of childbearing potential should not use or handle crushed finasteride tablets. Finasteride can cause birth defects in male fetuses. Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, (fin-AS-tur-ide) belongs to the group of medicines called enzyme inhibitors. It is used to treat urinary problems caused by enlargement of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). In men with very enlarged prostates and mild to moderate symptoms (difficulty urinating, decreased flow of urination, hesitation at the beginning of urination, getting up at night to urinate), Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, may decrease the severity of symptoms. Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, may also reduce the chance that surgery on the prostate will be needed.
Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, blocks an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase, which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, the size of the prostate is decreased. The effect of Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, on the prostate lasts only as long as the medicine is taken. If it is stopped, the prostate begins to grow again. Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, also is used by some balding men to stimulate hair growth. If hair growth is going to occur with the use of Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride,, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for about 3 months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. The new hair will be lost within 1 year after Propecia, with it's key ingredient Finasteride, treatment is stopped.