Important Facts About Finasteride
Most frequent questions and answers about Finasteride as a hair loss treatment
Finasteride is for men aged 18-41, and is used to treat male pattern hair loss.
As the hormone DHT contibutes to the shortening of the growth phase of hair and to the thining of the hair, Finasteride targets this and inhibits this to prevent these effects.
As with any form of medication, Finasteride tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Finasteride. Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Finasteride tablets:
- Lower Libido
- Erection difficulty
- Ejaculation issues
For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Finasteride.
You should promptly report to your doctor if you notice any changes in your breast tissue.
Changes can include: lumps, pain, enlargement or nipple discharger – As these may be signs of a serious condition.
No, Finasteride is for use in men only.
If you are pregnant and have come into contact with Finasteride, this may cause a male baby to be born with abnormalities in sex organs.
Always take Finasteride exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor/pharmacist has told you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is one tablet each day, which can be taken with or without food.
It is important to complete your treatment regime as determined by your doctor.
If you forget to take Finasteride, do not double dose.
if you have taken too many Finasteride tablets, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Taking more Finasteride than prescribed will not make the drug work faster or better.
Keep Finasteride tablets out of the reach and sight of children.
Finasteride tablets do not require any special storage conditions.
Finasteride should not be used after its expiry date, which is tated on the label/carton/bottle after EXP.
It may take 3 to 6 months for the full effect to develop.
It is important to continue taking Finasteride as long as your doctor tells you.
If you stop taking Finasteride, you are likely to lose the hair you have gained within 9-12 months.