Propecia (finasteride) Tablet is used to treat male pattern hair loss. It is a prescription medicine. This medicine works by blocking the production of a male hormone that is responsible for reducing hair growth. This medicine helps prevent male pattern hair loss. Prospectia is also used for the treatment and control of prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
If you miss a dose of Propecia medicine, take the dose as soon as you remember. If the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine for a missed dose. If you have missed taking multiple doses recently, consult your doctor to discuss changes in timing and new timing for missing medications.
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Using more medication will not improve your symptoms, rather it can cause poisoning or serious side effects. If you have overdosed of Propecia tablet, get medical help immediately.
The following side-effects may commonly occur when using Propecia Tablet. If any of these side-effects worsen or last for a long time, you should consult with your doctor: the decrease in the amount of semen, decreased sex drive, depression due to decreased libido
impotence, the problem in keeping or getting an erection, problems with ejaculation. Rarely, the use of Propecia Tablet may cause the following side-effects: breast tenderness, enlargement of the breast, male infertility, orgasm disorders, pain, lumps or nipple discharge from the breast, palpitation, poor semen quality, severe itching, sexual dysfunction.
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients. Before you use Propecia Tablet, tell your doctor about your medical history, including prostate problems, liver problems, severely reduced urine flow, or pregnancy planning. Propecia may decrease the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. Propecia Tablet is not for use by women. Therefore, women who are pregnant should not use this medicine. Women who are pregnant with an unborn male child, please refrain from taking propecia, as there is a risk of having a child with abnormal sex organs. This drug can be passed into the semen of men who are treated with this medicine.