FINASTRATE 5 Tablet 10's

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INTRODUCTION

FINASTRATE 5 contains Finasteride which belongs to a group of medicines called type II 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors. It is used to treat signs and symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in men. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH; also known as enlarged prostate) is a non-cancerous growth of prostate gland, which is predominantly caused due to excessive production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. Symptoms of BPH includes urinary problems such as difficulty in passing urine, urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine), frequent urination at night, sexual dysfunction or painful ejaculation.

Finasteride reduces the size of an enlarged prostate. It works by blocking the production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body that causes prostate enlargement in men. As a result, it helps in the shrinkage of an enlarged prostate and reduces the unpleasant symptoms associated with it. During treatment with FINASTRATE 5, your doctor would closely monitor your urinary tract as a precaution.

Before taking FINASTRATE 5 inform your doctor if you have any liver problems. It is not suitable for use in women and in children aged below 18 years. Pregnant women should not come in contact with FINASTRATE 5 as it may harm the growing baby. Women of childbearing potential should use a suitable contraceptive method (such as condom) to avoid seminal exposure from men taking FINASTRATE 5. FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5

  • Treats signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

HOW FINASTRATE 5 WORKS

FINASTRATE 5 helps in shrinkage of an enlarged prostate, where finasteride works by blocking the production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone in the body that causes prostate enlargement. As a result, it reduces the size of prostate, prevents further growth, and improves urine flow.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take FINASTRATE 5 as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. FINASTRATE 5 can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking FINASTRATE 5 without consulting your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FINASTRATE 5

COMMON

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

UNCOMMON

  • rash
  • breast swelling or tenderness

RARE

Stop using FINASTRATE 5 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

FINASTRATE 5 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. Women of childbearing potential should use a suitable contraceptive method (such as condom) to avoid seminal exposure from men taking FINASTRATE 5.

BREASTFEEDING

FINASTRATE 5 is not intended for use in women, and therefore it should not be used in breastfeeding women.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

FINASTRATE 5 does not affect your ability to drive or handle any heavy tools or machinery.

LIVER

FINASTRATE 5 should be used with caution in patients with impaired liver function. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

ALLERGY

Do not take FINASTRATE 5 if you are allergic to Finasteride.

OTHERS

FINASTRATE 5 is not recommended for use if you:

  • are a woman

Before taking FINASTRATE 5, inform your doctor if you:

  • are going to have a blood test for screening of prostate cancer called PSA (prostate-specific antigen)
  •  have urinary retention (inability to pass urine completely) or low urine output

Use in pediatrics:

  • FINASTRATE 5 is not recommended for children and adolescents (below 18 years) due to lack of safety data. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Use in geriatrics:

  • FINASTRATE 5 should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking FINASTRATE 5, inform your doctor all medicines that you are taking including prescription and non-prescription medicines.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more FINASTRATE 5, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Finasteride
Pharmacological Category :  

Type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Therapeutic Indication :  

Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH)

Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Gel

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep FINASTRATE 5 out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT FINASTRATE 5

Can FINASTRATE 5 shrink an enlarged prostate?

Yes. FINASTRATE 5 can reduce the size of an enlarged prostate in men. It works by blocking the production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body that causes prostate enlargement. However, consult your doctor before taking, because your doctor will decide the suitable dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your health condition.

Can FINASTRATE 5 make you pass urine freely?

Yes. FINASTRATE 5 decreases the size of an enlarged prostate and reduces symptoms associated with BPH such as difficulty in passing urine, urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine), frequent urination at night, sexual dysfunction or painful ejaculation.

Can FINASTRATE 5 cause depression?

FINASTRATE 5 is generally well tolerated. However, it may rarely make you feel depressed. If you feel depressed along with thoughts of harming or killing yourself (suicide), consult your doctor immediately.

Will taking FINASTRATE 5 affects my sexual life?

FINASTRATE 5 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.

Can patients take FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5?

It is important to take FINASTRATE 5 as directed by your physician. Take it regularly at the same time each day to achieve maximum results. Inform your doctor about all your pre-existing disease conditions such as liver diseases or other urinary tract problems. Do not stop taking FINASTRATE 5 without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms reappear.

Will taking a higher dose of FINASTRATE 5 improve my condition?

No. Do not consume a higher dose of FINASTRATE 5 without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will analyze your medical condition and would prescribe a dose that suits your requirements. Taking a dose higher dose than what prescribed to you may lead to unwanted side effects.

How long will it take for FINASTRATE 5 to control the symptoms of BPH?

FINASTRATE 5 may improve your condition within a short period. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the maximum benefits of FINASTRATE 5. Therefore, continue to take the medicine as advised by your physician even if you feel better in between the therapy.

Are the side effects of FINASTRATE 5 permanent?

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

Can FINASTRATE 5 be taken by patients below 18 years?

No. FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5 by my own?

No. Do not stop taking FINASTRATE 5 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 your symptoms get better, you must not stop taking FINASTRATE 5 without consulting your doctor, as it may make your symptoms to reappear.

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

If you missed to take FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5 to compensate the missed dose.

Can I use FINASTRATE 5 without consulting doctor?

No. FINASTRATE 5 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 FINASTRATE 5 be used in women?

No. FINASTRATE 5 is not suitable for use in women. It is only intended for use in men.

Can FINASTRATE 5 cause breast enlargement in men?

Yes. Rarely FINASTRATE 5 can cause breast enlargement in men. Patients are advised to consult their doctor if it happens. In you experience any breast swelling, tenderness, or pain, with skin dimpling or discharge from nipple, consult your doctor immediately.

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