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Finrest 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Finrest 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to shrink the size of enlarged prostate gland and relieves symptoms like difficulty in passing urine, urgent need to pass urine, and inability to hold the urine.

Finrest 5mg 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 low sexual drive, trouble getting and maintaining an erection, decrease sperm count, etc. 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. It is usually not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, unless prescribed by the doctor.

Side effects of Finrest Tablet

Common
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Ejaculation disorder and Erectile dysfunction
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.

How to use Finrest 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. Finrest 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Finrest Tablet works

Finrest 5mg 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 Finrest 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Finrest 5mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Finrest 5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Finrest 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Finrest 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Finrest 5mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Finrest 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, Finrest 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in these patients.

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Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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Many times feel itching under my penis Is there any way reduce the itching
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
take tablet levocet 5mg od for 5 days. keep it clean
I.am having red marks on.my panis glands nd these r having so.much eatching
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
apply zole f ointment on it and take tablet levocetrizine 5mg once daily
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FAQs

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

Yes, Finrest 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. Finrest 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 Finrest 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 Finrest.

Q. Is Finrest safe for BPH?

Yes, Finrest 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 Finrest.

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

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

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

Q. Can Finrest cause infertility?

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

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

Q. Does Finrest affect pregnancy?

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

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

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