Finasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), Finasteride is also used in small doses to treat male pattern baldness.
Finasteride works by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which converts the hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the main reason behind the enlargement of the Prostate in men. The smaller amounts of dihydrotestosterone avoids enlargement of the prostate which directly helps in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).
Finasteride also helps in the treatment of Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) by blocking the body's production of the male hormone Dihydrotestosterone which directly helps in the increase of hair growth and reduces hair loss
Patients who take Finasteride may suffer from such side effects;
Inability to achieve or maintain an erection,
The FINASTERIDE is used as a drug that reduces the hair loss. It is best suitable for the people who want to prevent from the side effects when using the any drugs. Through which the people can decrease their hair loss and start re-growth their hair starting from six months to twelve months. It is having the US brand name as Propecia and also referred as the name Finpecia. It is designed by Cipla and made in the form of tablets. Each tablet having the strength of 1 mg.
The active component of this drug is FINASTERIDE. The finasteride has a molecular weight of 372.55. It is a crystalline powder that is white in color. It has a melting point of 250 degree Celsius. It is a chloroform soluble substance. Among the inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, talc, titanium dioxide, and docusate sodium.
The important use of the drug is, perfect re-growth of hair and avoids the hair loss. Especially, it is best suitable for the bald heads. After, the therapy treatment the hair losses are maintained. Then the hair starts to grow again after the six months or twelve months of the regular treatment.
The dosages are depends on the medical conditions and allergies of the patient. Generally, the drug is designed with the 1 mg tablets. So the patients are advised to take one tablet daily. Since the dosage is very powerful the people are requested to take after the heavy lunch. These drugs are usually manufactured in India and authorized by FDA, which is the department for researching and analysis about the drugs. It is advised that you should not take overdose.
It is necessary that the tablets have to be kept away from the children in the home. The drug should not be used by children and the adults who are having the age eighteen to twenty two. In these days, the tablets are available in the small and convenient sizes, and they are readily available in the packets. The dosage is varied by the age and physical fitness of the patients.
The people should take care of regular treatment. You should not leave the treatment within a short period, and check the level of the hair loss often to the doctors. It is advised to the people they should not leave medicine within twelve months at least. The pregnant women are strictly warned not to take this drug without consulting with the doctors.
You will feeling like you might pass out, swelling in your hands or feet, pain in the testicles, impotence and loss of interest in sex.
The drug is not allowed to be wet in the rain, and they should not be kept in hot temperature. The drug can be maintained in the temperature from twenty three to twenty five degrees. You should also need to be kept away the medicines from the children and pets in your home. The tablet should not be open to the atmosphere air. They should be kept in the covers. You should need note the expiry date of the medicine.