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.