Medicine Overview of Growvita Tablet
Growvita Tablet is used in the treatment of hair loss
. It treats early forms of male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia).
Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence.
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. Growvita Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Growvita Tablet is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It blocks the body's production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth, thereby reversing the balding process and preventing further hair loss.
In Depth Information on Growvita Tablet
- Should only be used by men as it works in male pattern hair loss (gradual thinning of hair with receding hairline or thinning on the top of the head).
- Should never be used by women or children. Pregnant women must not consume or even touch Growvita.
- Full effect may be visible after 3 months.
- If you discontinue the medicine, you may lose the hair you grew while on it.
- It will not work faster or better if you take more than the prescribed dose.
Growvita Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Growvita 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 Growvita Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Growvita Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Growvita Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Growvita Tablet is recommended.
There is limited information available on the use of Growvita Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, Growvita Tablet should be used with caution in these patients.
If you miss a dose of Growvita Tablet, 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Growvita Tablet
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 Growvita fortified with topical minoxidil?
Use of Growvita is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), however, the oral Growvita is associated with side effects like decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, and gynecomastia. A topical preparation of minoxidil topical fortified with Growvita 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 Growvita with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Growvita 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 Growvita decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.
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