Finasteride - Drug Information

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General Information on Finasteride

Generic Name : Finasteride

Pronunciation : fin-uh-ste-ryde

Latest prescription information about Finasteride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents

Why is Finasteride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a synthetic antiandrogen, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, and hair loss.  It prevents testosterone conversion in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

When should Finasteride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women and in patients with known hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Finasteride?

PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg orally once a day.

How should Finasteride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Finasteride?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of narrowing or blockage in the urinary tract, prostate cancer, trouble in urinating, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Finasteride?

   Genitourinary : Impotence, decreased sexual activity, ejaculation disorder, breast enlargement and breast tenderness.
   Body as a whole : Weakness and headache.
   Heart : Low blood pressure.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, drowsiness and depression.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing and runny nose.

What are the other precautions for Finasteride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Finasteride?

Store it at room temperature (30C).

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I have been taking finax 1mg from last 1 year. But now I have stopped taking tablet. What effect will create

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