Finasteride 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.
Q. Does Finara 5mg Tablet reduce prostate gland’s size? If yes, how does it work?
Yes, Finara 5mg 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. Finara 5mg 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 Finara 5mg 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 Finara 5mg Tablet.
Q. Is Finara 5mg Tablet safe for BPH?
Yes, Finara 5mg 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 Finara 5mg Tablet.
Q. Does Finara 5mg Tablet lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels?
Yes, Finara 5mg Tablet can lower PSA levels. Lowered PSA levels can make it hard to detect prostate cancer. However, Finara 5mg 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 Finara 5mg Tablet permanent?
No, the side effects like decreased sexual desire and inability to develop or maintain erection usually disappear after Finara 5mg Tablet is stopped. Also, the side effects disappear if you keep taking Finara 5mg Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.
Q. Can Finara 5mg Tablet cause infertility?
No, infertility has not been reported in patients. But, using Finara 5mg 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 Finara 5mg Tablet stay in your system?
Finara 5mg Tablet stays for about 3-4 days in your body, but this can vary from individual to individual.
Q. Does Finara 5mg Tablet affect pregnancy?
This medicine is strictly prohibited for women. That being said, pregnant women should not take Finara 5mg Tablet due to its effect on the fetus. If you are carrying a male baby and take Finara 5mg Tablet, he may be born with abnormalities of sex organs.
Q. At what time of the day should I take Finara 5mg Tablet?
You can take Finara 5mg Tablet any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.