Fistide (Finasteride) (fi-NAS-teer-ide)
What is Fistide (Finasteride) used for?
Fistide (Finasteride) is commonly prescribed to adult males affected by male pattern baldness. This medication is able to stimulate hair growth and slow down the loss of hair. It works by reducing a certain natural hormone in the body, known as DHT. Apart from the above mentioned uses, this medication is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
How should I use Fistide (Finasteride)?
If you have been prescribed Fistide (Finasteride) tablets to treat hair loss, you should follow the instructions of your physician. The normal dose is one tablet per day. You may take these tablets with or without food. Patients should be aware that it can take as long as 3 months before the benefits of this drug are noticed. You should continue to take this drug so that you can maintain your hair growth, as patients who stop taking it may lose the hair grown as a result of treatment with this drug.
What are the side effects of Fistide (Finasteride)?
When taking Fistide (Finasteride), some patients may experience some side effects. Impotence, difficulty maintaining an erection and other sexual function problems are the most common. If you experience enlargement of the breasts or an inability to urinate, you should consult your physician immediately.
This drug is only for men, and should never be used by women or given to children. If you are pregnant, you should not touch the tablets, as it may be absorbed through the skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Finalo (Finasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.