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Finasteride

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Finasteride, a type of steroid reductase inhibitor, treats urinary problems in patients having an enlarged prostate gland. It also lowers the risk of needing surgery to treat this condition. It works by reducing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone in the body. This makes the prostate gland smaller, which relieves urinary problems.

Avoid use this medicine entirely if you have allergies or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have a blockage in the urinary tract, problems of the bladder, prostate cancer, a bladder infection, severe trouble urinating, a history of increased serum prostate-specific antigen levels or liver problems.

This medicine may have side effects that include decreased sexual desire or ability, severe allergic reactions, breast enlargement, depression, lumps, pain, or tenderness, nipple discharge and testicular pain.

It is administered orally, with or without food, usually once a day, or as prescribed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It may take 6-12 months to notice a significant change in the condition.

urinary tract problems

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Finasteride may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Edema

Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body.

Is It safe with alcohol?

No interaction found

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Zeropecia-f gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Zeropecia-f gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Finasteride as ingredient
Cipla Ltd
Kivi Labs Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Vindeca Life Sciences
Invision Medi Sciences Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Maxamus International
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Maxamus International
Iceberg Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Signova Pharma Pvt Ltd
East West Pharma
Alniche Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
East West Pharma
Zyris Derma Care (P) Ltd
Finasteride is used for the treating benign enlarged prostate and hair loss in the scalp of men. Finasteride is class of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that acts as an antiandrogen thereby lowering the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in certain body parts like hair follicles and prostate gland.
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