Propecia prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. Propecia is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area. Male pattern hair loss is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp. Often, this results in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. Propecia tablets should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Propecia tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed. If a woman accidentally comes into contact with this medication from a broken or crushed tablet, wash the area with soap and water right away. Propecia may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide, for other such uses, consult your doctor.
The efficacy of PROPECIA was demonstrated in men (88% Caucasian) with mild to moderate
androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) between 18 and 41 years of age. In order to prevent seborrheic dermatitis which might confound the assessment of hair growth in these studies, all men, whether treated with finasteride or placebo, were instructed to use a specified, medicated, tar-based shampoo during the first 2 years of the studies. There were three double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled studies of 12-month duration. The two primary endpoints were hair count and patient self-assessment; the two secondary endpoints were investigator assessment and ratings of photographs. In addition, information was collected regarding sexual function (based on a self-administered questionnaire) and non-scalp body hair growth. The three studies were conducted in 1879 men with mild to moderate, but not complete, hair loss. Two of the studies enrolled men with predominantly mild to moderate vertex hair loss. The third enrolled men having mild to moderate hair loss in the anterior mid-scalp area with or without vertex balding.
How to consume
The recommended dosage is 1 mg orally once a day. PROPECIA may be administered with or without meals. In general, daily use for three months or more is necessary before benefit is observed. Continued use is recommended to sustain benefit, which should be re-evaluated periodically. Withdrawal of treatment leads to reversal of effect within 12 months. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Propecia can be taken with or without food. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. If the drug has not worked for you in twelve months, further treatment is unlikely to be of benefit. If you stop taking Propecia, you will likely lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor. To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your blood may need to be tested often. Your doctor will also test your prostate specific antigen (PSA) to check for prostate cancer. Visit your doctor regularly.
Make sure you don't miss a dose, when you buy Propecia online. In caseyou miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, or if it is too late, skip the missed dose and continue with your routine dose at the next scheduled time. In the condition of consuming over dose, call your doctor and seek medical help.
Encounter with other drugs
There may be other drugs that can interact with Propecia. Tell your doctor about all medications you use: Adderall; Advair Diskus; Avodart; Bupropion; Crestor; Cymbalta; Luoxetine; Lipitor; Lisinopril; Nexium; Simvastatin; Singulair; Wellbutrin XL; Zyrtec. This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Propecia. And the interaction of Propecia and other medications can be troublesome to your health, Tell your doctor about all medications you use to avoid any harmful effect.
Propecia may also have some allergic reactions, such as: Swelling or tenderness in your breasts; Dizziness, weakness; Feeling like you might pass out; Headache; Impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm; Abnormal ejaculation; Swelling in your hands or feet; Runny nose; Skin rash. This list may be incomplete, and you might experience other side effects too if the prescription is not followed, to avoid any side effects, always follow the guidelines, incase of any side effect, call your doctor immediately and seek medical help.
Store it well
After you buy Propecia, store it at a room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F). Keep container closed and protect from moisture. Women should not handle crushed or broken PROPECIA tablets when they are pregnant or may potentially be pregnant because of the possibility of absorption of finasteride and the subsequent potential risk to a male fetus. PROPECIA tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.