Fincar Tablet

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Introduction

Fincar 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.

Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet

Benefits of Fincar Tablet

In Treatment of Hair loss

Fincar 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.

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Fincar Tablet is a medicine used to treat common hereditary hair loss. It prevents further hair loss and helps hair to regrow. It stops production of a hormone that causes excessive hair fall or baldness and also increases hair growth. It is considered as 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 Fincar 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 Fincar

  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation disorder

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

How Fincar Tablet works

Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Fincar Tablet is not indicated in women.
Driving
SAFE
Fincar Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fincar Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Fincar Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fincar 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 Fincar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Not able to control urine. Often wets his trousers. Ultrasound has indicated borderline enlargement of prostate. Size: 41.6 mm X 32.5 mm X 31.3 mm. Other things are normal. For about a month, he is taking URIMAX 0.4 & FINCAR -5 ; 1 tab daily after dinner. But no significant improvement is seen
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Get his uroflowmetry n ultrasound (PVR) done
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
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FAQs

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

Yes, Fincar 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. Fincar 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 Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet.

Q. Is Fincar Tablet safe for BPH?

Yes, Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet.

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

Yes, Fincar Tablet can lower PSA levels. Lowered PSA levels can make it hard to detect prostate cancer. However, Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet permanent?

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

Q. Can Fincar Tablet cause infertility?

No, infertility has not been reported in patients. But, using Fincar 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 Fincar Tablet stay in your system?

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

Q. Does Fincar Tablet affect pregnancy?

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

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

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

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Country of origin: India

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