Finasteride is used to treat hair loss (male pattern). It is to be used only by adult men. Finasteride can also be used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. In clinical studies, Propecia was shown to work on both the crown area and the hairline.
Dosage and direction
Take Propecia by mouth with a glass of water, with or without food. Avoid cutting, crushing or chewing this medicine. Consult your doctor concerning the proper dose for you.
Before taking Propecia to tell your doctor or chemist if you are allergic to Finasteride or Dutasteride; or if you have other allergies. As this medicament can be absorbed by skin, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not manipulate this medicine.
Propecia should not be used by women or children as well as by the patients having demonstrated a reaction of hypersensitivity to Finasteride.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are dizziness, unusual weakness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, blurred vision, runny nose, or problems ejaculating. Stop using Finasteride and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer, severe dizziness or fainting. A very serious allergic reaction rarely occurs. In case you notice the effects not listed here, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this medication.
If you have missed your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you see that it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take your dose twice.
If you think you have used too much of this medicine seek emergency medical attention right away. The symptoms of overdose usually include chest pain, nausea, irregular heartbeat, and feeling light-headed or fainting.
Store your medicines at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store them in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.