FAQs ABOUT FINASTID
Can FINASTID regrow hair?
Yes. FINASTID 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.
Will taking a higher dose of FINASTID can improve my hair growth faster?
No. Do not consume a higher dose of FINASTID 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.
Will FINASTID regrow hair in a bald scalp?
FINASTID 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.
Will taking FINASTID affects my sexual life?
FINASTID 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.
How long will it take for FINASTID to stop hair loss?
It may take around three to six months for FINASTID to show results. However, this period may differ based on the patient’s condition. Your doctor will help you to assess for how long FINASTID must be taken to notice results.
Can patients take FINASTID and plan to become a father simultaneously?
Studies have shown that finasteride can pass through semen and can cause severe fetal abnormalities to the growing baby. Therefore, men taking FINASTID 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.
What precautions need to be followed while taking FINASTID?
It is important to take FINASTID 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 FINASTID 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 FINASTID.
Are the side effects of FINASTID permanent?
No. The side effects like decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems caused by FINASTID are only temporary and usually reversible within 5 days of stopping the treatment. Contact your doctor if the symptom bothers you.
Can FINASTID be taken by patients below 18 years?
No. FINASTID is generally not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years). However, consult your doctor for advice before taking.
Can I stop taking FINASTID by my own?
No. Do not stop taking FINASTID 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 FINASTID, you must not stop taking FINASTID without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking abruptly you may lose the regrown hair within few months.
What can be done if I forgot to take a dose?
If you missed to take FINASTID 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 FINASTID to compensate the missed dose.
Can I use FINASTID without consulting doctor?
No. FINASTID 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.
Can FINASTID be used in women?
No. FINASTID is not suitable for use in women. It is only intended for use in men.
Will the use of FINASTID affect the hair on other parts of your body?
No. FINASTID 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.