Finast (Finasteride) (fi-NAS-teer-ide)
What is Finast (Finasteride) used for?
Finast (Finasteride) is used to treat men with male pattern hair loss to increase hair growth on the scalp and to prevent further hair loss. It acts as an inhibitor of steroid 5-reductase, which appears to be the principal androgen responsible for stimulation of hair growth.
How should I use Finast (Finasteride)?
Finast (Finasteride) should be taken as directed by your doctor. Tablets can be taken with or without food along with a full glass of water. Always swallow the medicine whole. Never crush, split, dissolve, or chew the tablets as this will alter the release of medicine. This can cause further health problems for the patient.
What are the side effects of Finast (Finasteride)?
Some side effects may occur in patients taking Finast (Finasteride). Commonly reported problems include:
Any side effects that cause problems that worry you or are persistent should be reported to your doctor as soon as possible.
Any liver or kidney disorders that reduce function should be reported to your doctor before taking Finast (Finasteride). Also disclose any prostate conditions, bladder muscle disorders, or urinary tract conditions.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Finast may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.