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Fincar 5mg tablets contain finasteride 5 mg, which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) and male pattern baldness. Fincar 5mg tablets inhibit the formation of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes enlarged prostate and hair loss.
How should I use this medicine?
Fincar 5mg tablets are used to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) to shrink the prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention caused by restricted urine flow as the prostate becomes enlarged.
Improving symptoms of BPH with Fincar 5mg tablets also reduces and the need for surgery. As a side effect of its intended use, Fincar 5mg tablets are also used to treat male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) by increasing hair growth and preventing further hair loss from all areas of the scalp, including the front.
This can reverse balding in men with mild to moderate hair loss but does not restore hair that has been lost for a long time. Fincar 5mg tablets are not used to treat hair loss in women.
How Does Fincar 5mg Work?
Fincar 5mg tablets contain finasteride 5 mg that specifically inhibits the action of the enzyme type II 5α-reductase that converts the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the androgen primarily responsible for the development and growth of the prostate gland.
DHT also causes benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) and Fincar 5mg tablets reduce the levels of DHT in the blood, so that prostate growth is no longer stimulated in men with BPH allowing the enlarged prostate to shrink.
DHT, which is also found in hair follicles, is the androgen responsible for hair loss, as it causes hair follicles in the scalp to gradually shrink producing smaller and thinner hairs, which eventually do not emerge from the follicle.
Fincar 5mg tablets reverse the balding process as it blocks the build-up of DHT in the hair follicles of the scalp, allowing the hair to grow normally.
How Do I take Fincar 5mg?
You should take Fincar 5mg tablets (divided into quarters for hair loss) with a glass of water once a day with or without food, for up to 6 months or longer, as recommended by your doctor.
Do not chew the capsule or open it, this makes your mouth or throat sore.
How long should you take Fincar?
You should continue to take Fincar 5mg tablets for as long as your doctor recommends. This may be for 3 months or longer.
It can take several months for new hair to grow and if you stop taking your Fincar 5mg tablets during this time, hair loss may resume.
It can take 6 months or more for Fincar 5mg tablets to improve symptoms of BPH, as the prostate shrinks slowly and if you stop taking your Fincar 5mg tablets during this time, your prostate makes starts to grow again.
Fincar tablets are contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Finasteride or to any other component of this medication.
They are also contraindicated in women when they are or may potentially be pregnant. If this medicine is used during pregnancy, or if pregnancy occurs while taking this drug, the pregnant woman should be apprised of the potential hazard to the male foetus.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep your Fincar 5mg tablets in their blister packs and store them in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Keep away from direct sunlight.
Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar) are only to be taken by men and should never be given to women nor to childred (pediatric patients).
EXPOSURE OF WOMEN — RISK TO MALE FETUS
Women should not handle a crushed or broken Fincar tablet (Generic Proscar, finasteride 5mg) when they are pregnant or may potentially be pregnant as it may be absorbed with subsequent potential risk to a male fetus.
Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar, finasteride 5mg) are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets have not been broken or crushed.
A doctor should access if you have other conditions such as infection, prostate cancer, stricture disease, hypotonic bladder, or other neurogenic disorders that might mimic BPH before initiating therapy with Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar, finasteride 5mg).
Patients with large residual urinary volume and/or severely diminished urinary flow should be carefully monitored for obstructive uropathy. Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar, finasteride 5mg) may not be the correct medication to prescribe and take.
Finasteride is metabolized extensively in the liver and caution should be used in the administration of Fincar tablets (Generic Proscar) in patients with liver function abnormalities.
The other common side effects of Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar) include:
• trouble getting or keeping an erection (impotence)
• decrease in sex drive
• ejaculation disorders
enlarged or painful breast - you should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge
In addition, the following have been reported when taking Fincar tablets by Cipla (Generic Proscar, finasteride 5mg):
• allergic reactions, including rash, itching, hives, and swelling of the lips and face
• rarely, some men may have testicular pain
• in rare cases, male breast cancer has been reported
You should discuss side effects with your doctor before taking Fincar tablets and anytime you think you are having a side effect. These are not all the possible side effects with Fincar tablets. Consult your doctor for more information.