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FINCAR 5 MG TABLET

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Composition for FINCAR

Finasteride(5 mg)

food interaction for FINCAR

alcohol interaction for FINCAR

pregnancy interaction for FINCAR

lactation interaction for FINCAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Fincar 5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fincar 5 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Fincar 5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for FINCAR

Finasteride(5 mg)

Uses

Fincar 5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and hair loss.

How it works

Fincar 5 mg tablet 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. Fincar 5 mg tablet is can also be used in hair loss to stimulate hair growth.

Common side effects

Pale colored skin, Palpitations, Liver enzyme increased, Allergic reaction, Breast tenderness, Breast enlargement, Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Erectile dysfunction, Itchy rash, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Erythematous rash, Impotence, Infertility, Itching, Mood changes, Depression, Skin rash, Testicular pain

Common Dosage for FINCAR 5 MG TABLET

Patients taking FINCAR 5 MG TABLET

  • 83%
    Once A Day
  • 9%
    Once A Week
  • 3%
    Twice A Week
  • 3%
    Alternate Day
  • 3%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for FINCAR

9 Substitutes
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  • FINAST 5 MG TABLET
    (30 tablets in strip)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 16/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 480
    pay 19% more per tablet
  • FINACET 5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Kivi Labs Ltd
    Rs. 8.15/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 81.50
    save 39% more per tablet
  • FINASTERIDE 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Jan Aushadhi
    Rs. 5.72/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 57.25
    save 57% more per tablet
  • FINAR 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    YAHER PHARMA
    Rs. 5.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 55
    save 59% more per tablet
  • FINARA 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 9.64/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 96.45
    save 28% more per tablet

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. Kartavya Shah
    MBBS, DNB
    4.2

Expert advice for FINCAR

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for FINCAR

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 04 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)