Finasteride low strength

    Information about Finasteride low strength

    Finasteride low strength uses

    Finasteride low strength is used in the treatment of hair loss
    It treats early forms of male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia).

    How finasteride low strength works

    Finasteride low strength 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.

    Common side effects of finasteride low strength

    Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence

    Available Medicine for Finasteride low strength

    • ₹195
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
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    • ₹91
      Cipla Ltd
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    • ₹45
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    • ₹64
      Palsons Derma
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹40
      Albatross Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹50
      Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹65
      Zyris Derma Care (P) Ltd
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      Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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      West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
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    • ₹45
      Organic Laboratories
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    Expert advice for Finasteride low strength

    • 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 Finasteride low strength.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Finasteride low strength

    Finasteride low strength

    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
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    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 Finasteride low strength fortified with topical minoxidil?
    Use of Finasteride low strength is seen to be beneficial in the treatment of hair loss (alopecia), however, the oral Finasteride low strength is associated with side effects like decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, and gynecomastia. A topical preparation of minoxidil topical fortified with Finasteride low strength 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 Finasteride low strength with Tamsulosin?
    Yes, Finasteride low strength 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 Finasteride low strength decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.

    Content on this page was last updated on 01 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)