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 Prohair Tablet increase hair count and thickness of hair?
Yes, Prohair 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 Prohair Tablet to stop hair loss?
Generally, taking this medicine once every day for three to six months proves effective. However, continue taking Prohair Tablet if advised by your doctor.
Q. If I increase the dose of Prohair Tablet, will it give me quick and better results?
No, increasing the dose of Prohair Tablet does not make any difference. The dose and duration of Prohair Tablet should be followed strictly as per your doctor’s advice.
Q. Can the use of Prohair Tablet affect my sex life?
Using Prohair 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 Prohair Tablet permanent?
No, the side effects usually disappear once you stop taking Prohair Tablet. Also, these side effects disappear if you keep taking Prohair Tablet for a long time. Consult your doctor if the side effects worry you.
Q. For how long do I need to keep taking Prohair Tablet?
You have to use Prohair 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 Prohair Tablet, hair loss increases and becomes the same as it was before starting the treatment.
Q. Can women take Prohair Tablet?
No, Prohair 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.