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Finast Tablet

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Product introduction

Finast Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to shrink the size of the enlarged prostate gland and relieves symptoms like difficulty in passing urine, urgent need to pass urine, and inability to hold the urine.

Finast Tablet is to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dose and duration of the medicine should be taken as per prescription. An overdose of it may cause harm to your health. It is better to take the medicine at the same time each day and it must be swallowed as a whole. It may take some time for the medicine to act upon the symptoms, so it is important to take the medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

This medicine is usually well tolerated. However, it may cause some mild sexual side effects such as ejaculation disorder, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido. Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, and swelling of the lips or face. If you experience any of these side effects, consult your doctor without delay.

Before starting the treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health condition. This will ensure your safety.

Uses of Finast Tablet

Benefits of Finast Tablet

In Treatment of Hair loss

Finast Tablet is a medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss. It prevents further hair loss and helps hair to regrow. It stops the production of a hormone that causes excessive hair fall or baldness and also increases hair growth. It is considered a safe medicine. Regrowth of hair can be beneficial to your mood, self-esteem as well as your appearance, but you need to use it regularly to get the benefits.

Side effects of Finast Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Finast

  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation disorder

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. Finast Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Finast Tablet works

Finast Tablet is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Finast Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Finast Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Finast Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Finast Tablet is not indicated in women.
Driving
SAFE
Finast Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Finast Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Finast Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Finast Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgen Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
5 alpha- reductase inhibitor (5ARI)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Finast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Does Finast Tablet reduce prostate gland’s size? If yes, how does it work?

Yes, Finast Tablet 5 mg decreases the size of the prostate gland in patients of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a condition in males wherein there is enlargement of the prostate gland. Finast Tablet blocks the enzyme responsible for the production of dihydrotestosterone and lowers the level of dihydrotestosterone, which is responsible for increased size of prostate.

Q. How long does Finast Tablet take to treat BPH?

You might be able to notice an improvement in your symptoms within a short time. However, it may take 6 months to see the full benefits of using Finast Tablet.

Q. Is Finast Tablet safe for BPH?

Yes, Finast Tablet is safe if taken according to the doctor’s advice. The side effects are usually mild to moderate, and it is very rare to experience serious side effects with Finast Tablet.

Q. Does Finast Tablet lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels?

Yes, Finast Tablet can lower PSA levels. Lowered PSA levels can make it hard to detect prostate cancer. However, Finast Tablet does not affect the free to total PSA ratio. The ratio can be used as an aid to detect prostate cancer.

Q. Are the side effects of Finast Tablet permanent?

No, the side effects like decreased sexual desire and inability to develop or maintain erection usually disappear after Finast Tablet is stopped. Also, the side effects disappear if you keep taking Finast Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.

Q. Can Finast Tablet cause infertility?

No, infertility has not been reported in patients. But, using Finast Tablet may very rarely cause decreased sexual desire, inability to develop or maintain an erection and decreased amount of semen. Consult your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms.

Q. For how long does Finast Tablet stay in your system?

Finast Tablet stays for about 3-4 days in your body, but this can vary from individual to individual.

Q. Does Finast Tablet affect pregnancy?

This medicine is strictly prohibited for women. That being said, pregnant women should not take Finast Tablet due to its effect on the fetus. If you are carrying a male baby and take Finast Tablet, he may be born with abnormalities of sex organs.

Q. At what time of the day should I take Finast Tablet?

You can take Finast Tablet any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day.

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
Country of origin: India

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