Propecia: Drug for Hair Loss and Baldness
Information on Propecia (finasteride)
Propecia is the brand name for 1mg Finasteride, the first and the only FDA-approved drug (till date) to treat male pattern hair loss and baldness on the top head and mid-scalp region.
Men under medication report an increment in the amount of hair and a reduced hair fall, which not only adds to their appearance but also gives a boost to their confidence on self.
Propecia Dose and Directions
Meant for oral consumption in the form of pills or tablet and to be used by adult men only.
One tablet daily or as prescribed by a healthcare professional or a medical practitioner.
Can be taken both with or without meals.
Should be taken regularly for 3 months to observe noticeable benefits and improvment.
In absence of medication any gain in amount of hair may come to halt.
Side effects : Probable side effects of propecia (finasteride) may include some temporary sexual malfunctions like difficulty in erection, impotency, decreased sex-drive and ejaculation. Some individuals under medication may also face first time problems like swollen lips and skin rashes which need to be reported to your doctor immediately.
Overdose : If you suspect an overdose then immediately contact your local emergency department. Symptoms of propecia overdose may sometimes include nausea, drowsiness, vomiting, shakiness, abnormal sweating, loss of sleep ( insomnia ), hallucinations, rapid or irregular heartbeat and seizures.
Missed Dose : If you have a missed a dose of propecia then the missed dose may be taken as soon as remembered. If the next dose is scheduled shortly then skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing.
Storage : Stored at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
WARNING : FOR MEN ONLY
Must not be handled by pregnant women or expecting mothers. Finasteride(propecia) can be adsorbed through skin so pregnant women or women who plan to become pregnant must avoid contact with skin as it may lead to abnormal genitals in case of a male foetus.