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Healpecia 5 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Healpecia Tablet

Healpecia Tablet side effects

Common
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual dysfunction

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

How Healpecia Tablet works

Healpecia 5 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.

Healpecia Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Healpecia 5 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Healpecia 5 Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Healpecia 5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Healpecia 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Healpecia 5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Healpecia 5 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, Healpecia 5 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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am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
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FAQs

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

Yes, Healpecia 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. Healpecia 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 Healpecia 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 Healpecia.

Q. Is Healpecia safe for BPH?

Yes, Healpecia 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 Healpecia.

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

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

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

Q. Can Healpecia cause infertility?

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

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

Q. Does Healpecia affect pregnancy?

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

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

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

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