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FINSURE 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 FINSURE 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 FINSURE as it may harm the growing baby. FINSURE 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.
FINSURE 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.
Take FINSURE as advised by your doctor. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. FINSURE 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 FINSURE without consulting your doctor.
Stop taking FINSURE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
FINSURE 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.
FINSURE is not intended for use in women, and therefore it should not be used in breastfeeding women.
FINSURE does not affect your ability to drive or handle any heavy tools or machinery.
FINSURE should be used with caution in patients having liver problems. Consult your doctor for advice before taking.
Do not take FINSURE if you are allergic to Finasteride.
Before taking FINSURE, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
FINSURE 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:
FINSURE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.
A. Drug-Drug Interaction:
Before taking FINSURE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
If you or anyone else accidentally took more FINSURE, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Pharmacological Category||:|| |
Type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Male pattern baldness|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Gel|
Can FINSURE regrow hair?
Yes. FINSURE 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 FINSURE can improve my hair growth faster?
No. Do not consume a higher dose of FINSURE 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 FINSURE regrow hair in a bald scalp?
FINSURE 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 FINSURE affects my sexual life?
FINSURE 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 FINSURE to stop hair loss?
It may take around three to six months for FINSURE to show results. However, this period may differ based on the patient’s condition. Your doctor will help you to assess for how long FINSURE must be taken to notice results.
Can patients take FINSURE 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 FINSURE 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 FINSURE?
It is important to take FINSURE 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 FINSURE 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 FINSURE.
Are the side effects of FINSURE permanent?
No. The side effects like decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction or ejaculation problems caused by FINSURE are only temporary and usually reversible within 5 days of stopping the treatment. Contact your doctor if the symptom bothers you.
Can FINSURE be taken by patients below 18 years?
No. FINSURE 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 FINSURE by my own?
No. Do not stop taking FINSURE 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 FINSURE, you must not stop taking FINSURE 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 FINSURE 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 FINSURE to compensate the missed dose.
Can I use FINSURE without consulting doctor?
No. FINSURE 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 FINSURE be used in women?
No. FINSURE is not suitable for use in women. It is only intended for use in men.
Will the use of FINSURE affect the hair on other parts of your body?
No. FINSURE 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.
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