Finast 5mg Tablet

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Finast 5mg Tablet

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30 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Finast Tablet


Uses of Finast Tablet

Finast 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
It is also used at a lower dose to prevent hair loss in men.

Side effects of Finast Tablet


Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence.


How to use Finast Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Finast 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Finast Tablet works

Finast 5mg tablet blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. It works in hair loss by stimulating hair growth.

In Depth Information on Finast Tablet

Expert advice for Finast Tablet

  • Do not start or continue finasteride and consult your doctor, if you have liver disease, if you have to undergo prostate specific antigen assay or if you notice breast enlargement and tenderness.
  • Caution should be maintained by women, children and adolescents while handling leaking finasteride capsules, because the active ingredient can be absorbed through the skin. 
  • Wash the affected area immediately with soap and water if there is any contact with the skin. Use a condom during sexual intercourse.
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Special precautions for Finast 5mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Finast 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Finast 5mg Tablet
during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Finast 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Finast 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney dis
ease. No dose adjustment of Finast 5mg Tablet is recommended.
There is limited information available on the use of Finast 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, Finast 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in these patients.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Stamlo 2.5mg Tablet, Amcard 5mg Tablet, Amlogard 10mg Tablet, Amlodac 2.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Finasteride, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Finast 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Finasteride

Q. Is finasteride a steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
Q. Is finasteride FDA approved?
Finasteride is approved by FDA. for the treatment and control of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients with an enlarged prostate and also in treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
Q. Is finasteride 5mg/Proscar/finasteride 1mg safe?
Finasteride 5mg/Proscar/finasteride 1 mg is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is finasteride available as over the count drug?
No, it is available as prescription drug
Q. Is finasteride is available in India?
Yes, finasteride is available in India
Q. Can I take proscar for hair loss?
No, Proscar (finasteride 5mg) is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Q. Can finasteride regrow hair?
Finasteride (1 mg)/Propacia (1 mg) is used in the treatment of male pattern hair loss
Q. Does finasteride cause depression/infertility/weight gain/ impotence/lower testosterone/lower blood pressure/shedding?
Finasteride may cause impotence, infertility. Always follow doctor's advice regarding possible side effect.
Q. Why is Finast fortified with topical minoxidil?
Use of Finast is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), however, the oral Finast is associated with side effects like decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, and gynecomastia. A topical preparation of minoxidil topical fortified with Finast could be quite useful as both are useful in hair loss treatment and minoxidil topical would also help in better absorption of finasteride due to its vasodilator property.
Q. Can I take Finast with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Finast can be taken with Tamsulosin. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles which helps in free passage of urine and provides immediate relief and Finast decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.

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