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INTRODUCTION

FINAP 1MG TABLET contains Finasteride which belongs to the group of medicines called 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors. It is used to treat hair loss (male pattern baldness) in men. Male pattern baldness (also known as androgenetic alopecia) is a common type of hair loss that primarily affects the hairs present in the crown and at the front portion of the scalp. It happens mainly due to hormonal imbalance and is often characterized by baldness and thinning of hair.

Finasteride increases hair growth on the scalp. It works by blocking the production of certain stress hormones (dihydrotestosterone) in the body, that causes hair loss. As a result, it reverses balding process and prevents further hair loss in men. At higher doses, it may also be effective in treating prostate problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Before taking FINAP 1MG TABLET inform your doctor if you are already taking finasteride or other similar medicines (Ex. dutasteride) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). It is not suitable for use in women and in children aged below 18 years. Pregnant women should not come in contact with FINAP 1MG TABLET as it may harm the growing baby. FINAP 1MG TABLET is generally well tolerated. However, it may cause mild sexual side effects like decrease in libido or problems in erection or semen release. These side effects are usually temporary and gets reversed once the therapy is discontinued. However, contact your doctor if they trouble you.

USES OF FINAP 1MG TABLET

  • Treats hair loss (male pattern baldness) in adult men

 

HOW FINAP 1MG TABLET WORKS

FINAP 1MG TABLET reduces hair fall and increases hair growth on the scalp. It works by blocking the production of certain stress hormones (dihydrotestosterone) in the body, that causes hair loss, thereby reversing balding process and prevents further hair loss in men.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take FINAP 1MG TABLET as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. FINAP 1MG TABLET can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking FINAP 1MG TABLET without consulting your doctor.

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF FINAP 1MG TABLET

UNCOMMON

  • problems in erection (impotence)
  • decrease in sex drive
  • problems with ejaculation

Stop taking FINAP 1MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of severe allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of your lips, face, tongue and throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • feeling depressed with suicidal thoughts
  • signs of breast cancer (such as breast enlargement with pain, presence of lumps in the breast, or discharge from nipple)

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Contraindicated

FINAP 1MG TABLET is not intended for use in women. Women who are pregnant or think that they may be pregnant should not come into contact with this medicine, as it may affect the growing fetus.

BREASTFEEDING
Contraindicated

FINAP 1MG TABLET is not intended for use in women, and therefore it should not be used in breastfeeding women.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

FINAP 1MG TABLET does not affect your ability to drive or handle any heavy tools or machinery.

LIVER
Use with Caution

FINAP 1MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients having liver problems. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Do not take FINAP 1MG TABLET if you are allergic to Finasteride.

USE IN PEDIATRICS
Contraindicated

FINAP 1MG TABLET is generally not recommended for in children and adolescents (below 18 years) due to lack of safety data. Consult your doctor before for advice taking.

USE IN GERIATRICS
Use with Caution

FINAP 1MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.

OTHERS

Before taking FINAP 1MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • have benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of prostate)
  • are going to have a blood test for screening prostate cancer (Ex. prostate-specific antigen (PSA))
  • are already taking finasteride to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions

Before taking FINAP 1MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (Ex. dutasteride)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more FINAP 1MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Finasteride
Pharmacological Category :   Type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
Therapeutic Indication :   Male pattern baldness
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Gel

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep FINAP 1MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT FINAP 1MG TABLET

Q: Can FINAP 1MG TABLET regrow hair?

A: Yes. FINAP 1MG TABLET contains Finasteride which helps in hair growth and prevents hair loss. It increases hair growth on the scalp which helps in reversing balding process. It reduces hair thinning and stops hair fall by blocking the production of certain stress hormones (dihydrotestosterone) in the body, that causes hair loss.

Q: Will taking a higher dose of FINAP 1MG TABLET can improve my hair growth faster?

A: No. Do not consume a higher dose of FINAP 1MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will analyze your medical condition and would prescribe a dose that suits your requirements. Moreover, a higher dose of finasteride may be used in the treatment of Benign Prostrate Hypertrophy (BPH; an enlarged prostrate) or other penile related complications.

Q: Will FINAP 1MG TABLET regrow hair in a bald scalp?

A: FINAP 1MG TABLET can only help in treating mild to moderate hair loss. It may not be suitable to treat complete hair loss or baldness. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Q: Will taking FINAP 1MG TABLET affects my sexual life?

A: FINAP 1MG TABLET is generally well tolerated. However, it may affect fertility and cause mild sexual side effects like decrease in libido or problems in erection or semen release. These side effects are usually temporary and gets reversed once the therapy is discontinued. However, contact your doctor if they trouble you.

Q: How long will it take for FINAP 1MG TABLET to stop hair loss?

A: It may take around three to six months for FINAP 1MG TABLET to show results. However, this period may differ based on the patient’s condition. Your doctor will help you to assess for how long FINAP 1MG TABLET must be taken to notice results.

Q: Can patients take FINAP 1MG TABLET and plan to become a father simultaneously?

A: Studies have shown that finasteride can pass through semen and can cause severe fetal abnormalities to the growing baby. Therefore, men taking FINAP 1MG TABLET are generally not advised to father or plan to father a child. If you wish to become father, consult your doctor for an alternative therapy.

Q: What precautions need to be followed while taking FINAP 1MG TABLET?

A: It is important to take FINAP 1MG TABLET as directed by your physician. Take it regularly at the same time each day to achieve maximum results. It takes for almost 3-6 months for FINAP 1MG TABLET to show results and therefore consistent usage is very important. Inform your doctor if you have any other prostate problems and taking medicines for it before taking FINAP 1MG TABLET.

Q: Are the side effects of FINAP 1MG TABLET permanent?

A: No. The side effects like decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems caused by FINAP 1MG TABLET are only temporary and usually reversible within 5 days of stopping the treatment. Contact your doctor if the symptom bothers you.

Q: Can FINAP 1MG TABLET be taken by patients below 18 years?

A: No. FINAP 1MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). However, consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Q: Can I stop taking FINAP 1MG TABLET by my own?

A: No. Do not stop taking FINAP 1MG TABLET on your own without consulting your doctor. It should be taken regularly on the same time each day as advised by your physician. Even if you experience hair growth after taking FINAP 1MG TABLET, you must not stop taking FINAP 1MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking abruptly you may lose the regrown hair within few months.

Q: What can be done if I forgot to take a dose?

A: If you missed to take FINAP 1MG TABLET at the usual time, take it immediately as soon as you remember until it’s time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose of FINAP 1MG TABLET to compensate the missed dose.

Q: Can I use FINAP 1MG TABLET without consulting doctor?

A: No. FINAP 1MG TABLET should be used only after consulting your doctor. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Q: Can FINAP 1MG TABLET be used in women?

A: No. FINAP 1MG TABLET is not suitable for use in women. It is only intended for use in men.

Q: Will the use of FINAP 1MG TABLET affect the hair on other parts of your body?

A: No. FINAP 1MG TABLET does not induce hair growth in any other part of the body apart from scalp. If you experience any excessive hair growth in other body parts, consult your doctor for advice.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Androgens and Drugs for Erectile Dysfunction. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 302-303.

2. Roberts JL, Fiedler V, Imperato-McGinley J, Whiting D, Olsen E et al. Clinical dose ranging studies with finasteride, a type 2 5alpha-reductase inhibitor, in men with male pattern hair loss. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. October 1999. [Accessed on 2nd May 2022] https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(99)80052-8/pdf

3. Organon Pharma (UK) Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) [Revised in February 2021] [Accessed on 2nd May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2194.pdf

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AUTHOR DETAILS

Written By Srilekha. R, B.Pharm
Last updated on 16 Mar 2023 | 11:00 AM(IST)

PRODUCT DETAILS
    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    720
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    Finasteride 1 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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