Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg tabs is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound and a specific inhibitor of Type II 5 alpha-reductase enzyme that is used alone or along with other medicines intended for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), to treat enlarged prostate glands in men.
Finasteride may be used to treat male pattern hair loss or baldness and other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Drug = Finasteride
Strength = 5 mg
Manufacturer = Dr. Reddy’s
Quantity per sleeve = 30 Tabs (for the price quoted)
How To Take Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not divide or crush it.
Finasteride must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
Take Finasteride exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Dosage of Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
Benign prostatic hyperplasia: 5 mg once daily for at least 6 months.
Male pattern baldness: 1 mg once daily for at least 3 months.
Missed Dose of Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule.
Do not double a dose under any circumstances.
If you think you may have used Finasteride more than the usual dose, please seek medical help immediately.
Contraindications of Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
People with the following medical conditions should not take Finasteride:
Side Effects of Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
Finasteride may have the following side effects:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorders including reduced volume of ejaculate
- Testicular pain
- Swelling of lips and face
- Decreased prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels
- Male breast cancer
- Orgasm disorders
Warnings of Finasteride (Finast) 5 mg Tabs
Finasteride is not indicated for use in women and children.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Finasteride.
How Does It Work?
Finasteride acts by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and strongly suppresses serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. In male pattern baldness, Finasteride lowers scalp DHT levels found in the hairy scalp, thereby increasing hair regrowth and slowing hair loss.
Finasteride is used to treat the following conditions:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Male pattern baldness
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following condition:
- Men at risk of obstructive uropathy
- Hepatic impairment
- Avoid alcohol
- Store at 20-25°C. Protect from light
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Finasteride that is expired or out of expiry date.