Propecia generic Finasteride belongs to a group of medications called 5 alpha reductase inhibitors and may be described as a synthetic, anti-androgen hormone inhibitor for hair loss cases. This medication has proved its overall effectiveness of up to 80%. Visible results will begin to show within 3 to 6 months depending on the rate at which your hair falls and whether or not you use generic Finasteride regularly and continuously. Furthermore, Propecia generic Finasteride may also be described as a white crystalline powder which dissolves easily in chloroform and lower percentage alcohol solvents, but is almost unable to dissolve in water.
• Propecia generic Finasteride is used to effectively treat Male Pattern hair loss only. • Furthermore, generic Finasteride is also used to help in the effective and significant blockage and reduction of the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a substance present within one’s body that is able to shrink a hair follicle until it is unable to produce visible hair any longer. • Lastly, Propecia generic Finasteride is also used to effectively treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Propecia generic Finasteride is available in the form of a tablet with strengths of 1mg and 5mg respectively. The average recommended dosage of generic Finasteride in the case of hair growth is a single 1mg tablet which must be taken everyday with a full glass of water, with or without meals or as directed by your health care professional. On the other hand the average recommended dosage of Propecia generic Finasteride in the case of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a single 5mg tablet which again must be taken everyday with a full glass of water and with or without meals or as directed by your health care professional. You may even crush this generic Finasteride tablet to make it easier and more convenient to swallow. Keep in mind though, that these dosages vary from one individual to another. You must be aware that in the case of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Propecia generic Finasteride is not a permanent cure, but is only able to considerably reduce the size of the prostate. Furthermore, you must be sure to follow the directions on the prescription label carefully and ask your health care professional or pharmacist to explain any part of generic Finasteride you do not understand. You must also be sure to take Propecia generic Finasteride exactly as directed and refrain from taking a greater or lesser quantity of this medication or altogether taking this medication more or less often than prescribed by your health care professional. Be sure that you do not suddenly discontinue generic Finasteride without prior confirmation from your health care professional. Your dose must be gradually decreased, since certain conditions may worsen when Propecia generic Finasteride is abruptly discontinued. Keep in mind that generic Finasteride is not to be used in the case of children and women.
While on an ongoing course of Propecia generic Finasteride if you notice any of the symptoms listed below or any other symptoms which may seem severe or persistent, you must contact your health care professional. • Sometimes, generic Finasteride may cause the patient to experience breast enlargement, hives, a formation of small blackheads on the forehead, an itching sensation, an oilier than usual face and a runny nose. • Furthermore, Propecia generic Finasteride may cause the patient to experience weakness, breast tenderness, dizziness, headaches, skin rashes and swelling of the lips or face. • Lastly, generic Finasteride may cause the patient to experience sexual complications, such as decreased volume of ejaculate, impotence, erectile dysfunction and decreased libido.
If you are on an ongoing course of Propecia generic Finasteride before you commence taking any new medication (either prescription or OTC), you must first consult your health care professional or pharmacist. Furthermore, you must be sure to inform your health care professional if you are allergic to generic Finasteride or any other medication in any other form. Your health care professional must also be informed if you are taking any other medication in any other form, including nutritional supplements or herbal products whilst on an ongoing course of this medication. Sometimes, Propecia generic Finasteride interacts with various medications, such as Proscar and Dutasteride.
In case of an overdose of Propecia generic Finasteride, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.
Your health care professional may order certain laboratory and/or medical tests to be performed, such as blood pressure levels, smooth functioning of the kidneys, blood electrolyte levels and blood cholesterol levels to check your response to Propecia generic Finasteride, monitor your progress and check for side effects. You must be sure to keep all appointments with your health care professional and the laboratory. Do not let anyone else take your prescribed dosage of generic Finasteride and ask your health care professional or pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. Furthermore, it is very important to keep in mind that women who may have strong or even remote chances of becoming pregnant, or are presently expecting, must NOT take Propecia generic Finasteride. Apart from taking generic Finasteride; women must not even be exposed to or be allowed to personally handle broken or crushed tablets of this particular medication. There is also a possibility that Propecia generic Finasteride may cause changes in the genitals (sex organs), particularly in the case of a male fetus. The effect of Propecia will last only as long as the medicine continues to be used. The new hair will be lost within 1 year after generic Finasteride is stopped. Lastly, avoid consuming alcohol and beverages containing even a small percentage of alcohol whilst on an ongoing course of generic Finasteride. It is important that you do not discontinue this medication without first consulting your health care professional. While on an ongoing course of Propecia generic Finasteride, you must also refrain from driving a car or operating any kind of machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
It is important that you do not take a double dose of Propecia generic Finasteride to make up for a missed one unless you have consulted your health care professional.
You must speak with your health care professional about the possible risks of using Propecia generic Finasteride for your condition and be sure to consult your health care professional or pharmacist for more information, since this medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses.
Store generic Finasteride in the container it came in, keep the lid tightly closed and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature (between 59 – 86 degrees F or 15 – 30 degrees C) and away from excess heat and moisture. Furthermore, you must be sure to throw away any Propecia generic Finasteride medication that has gotten outdated or is no longer required. But, speak with your pharmacist or health care professional, or consult your local waste disposal company about the proper method by which you can safely and effectively discard your unused generic Finasteride medication.
It is very important for the patient to know that before consuming Propecia generic Finasteride they must inform their health care professional if they have ever had a history of or are currently suffering from liver complications, prostate cancer, a bladder – muscle disorder, stricture of the urethra or urinary complications.