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 Fist 1mg Tablet increase hair count and thickness of hair?
Yes, Fist 1mg Tablet increases hair count, thickness of hair, and length of hair. In totality, this medicine enhances the appearance of the scalp after treatment.
Q. How long does it take for Fist 1mg Tablet to stop hair loss?
Generally, taking this medicine once every day for three to six months proves effective. However, continue taking Fist 1mg Tablet if advised by your doctor.
Q. If I increase the dose of Fist 1mg Tablet, will it give me quick and better results?
No, increasing the dose of Fist 1mg Tablet does not make any difference. The dose and duration of Fist 1mg Tablet should be followed strictly as per your doctor’s advice.
Q. Can the use of Fist 1mg Tablet affect my sex life?
Using Fist 1mg Tablet may very rarely cause decreased sexual desire, inability to develop or maintain erection and decreased amount of semen production. Consult your doctor if you develop these symptoms, as these may affect your sexual life.
Q. Are the side effects of Fist 1mg Tablet permanent?
No, the side effects usually disappear once you stop taking Fist 1mg Tablet. Also, these side effects disappear if you keep taking Fist 1mg Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.
Q. For how long do I need to keep taking Fist 1mg Tablet?
You have to use Fist 1mg Tablet continuously to sustain its benefits. If treatment is stopped, the beneficial effects begin to reverse within 6 months of stopping it. Further, within 9 to 12 months of stopping Fist 1mg Tablet, hair loss increases and becomes the same as it was before starting the treatment.
Q. Can women take Fist 1mg Tablet?
No, Fist 1mg Tablet is strictly prohibited for women and should be taken only by men.
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.