Propecia is the brand name for the Finasteride medication. It belong to the class of drugs 5 alpha-Reductase inhibitor. It works by converting the testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT level). This hormone is responsible for the male pattern hair loss. It decrease the level of DHT in the scalp when taken daily. It is then considered to increase the hair growth.
Minoxidil was earlier taken for treating male pattern baldness. Taking this drug, patient experience the growth of hair in unwanted places. Then FDA and American Hair Loss Association recommends Propecia for men treating their baldness. So, it is considered to be the latest generation approved hair loss pills. Now more people will be interested in its description, direction of use and the reviews.
Propecia is a prescription medication indicated for treating hair loss in men only. This drug is not approved for women and children.
Contraindications of Propecia:
This medication causes a contraindications effect to the women and children when they use this drug. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to the Finasteride. It increases the risk of prostate cancer in men.
Propecia use and Dosage:
This medication is used in treating following condition in men. It includes:
- Treating male pattern baldness
- Less dense of hair on the scalp region
- Balding that is caused on the top of the head.
- Hair loss on the anterior mid scalp area and vertex
The dosage can be taken with or without the food. The normal recommended dose of Propecia pills are only one 1 mg tablet taken once per day. For most of the patient, the doctor suggests it for 3 months to get the benefits.
The active ingredients present in the drug is Finasteride and the inactive ingredients include: yellow ferric oxide, and red ferric oxide, hydroxypropyl cellulose, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, talc, docusate sodium, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Overdose of this medication may cause a serious effect on the patient. To stop the overdose of this tablet it is suggested to follow the instruction that is mentioned on your prescription label. Use of this drug for long period of time without the doctor consultation is not advised. At no time, take the double the dose of Propecia when you missed to take the previous dose.
The effects of overdose in the patients are as follows:
- Increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer
- Erectile dysfunction problem
- Difficulty in urination
- Difficulty in breathing
- The increase in PSA serum level
- Raise in size of men breast
Propecia side effects:
When receiving Propecia finasteride without prescription side effects, it will vary for each of the people depending on it reacts on your body. The common side effects are as follows:
- Impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm
- Swelling in your hands or feet and breast
- Tenderness or pain in breast
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Confusion in mind
- Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness
- Skin rashes
- Allergies in skin
- Nipple discharge
I started seeing the difference in my hair growth, about 3 months of using it. I am suggested to take this medication for less dense of hair on the scalp. I regularly take Propecia 1 mg once in my day. My hair grows continuously on the scalp region.
- David Victor
I am 30 years of old and noticed the hair loss on my mid scalp area. My doctor prescribed Propecia 1 mg for 5 months. Initially I felt few side effects on using this medication, with proper doctor consultation now the effects as reduced on my body. The regrowth of hair on scalp area has improved and it also prevents the loss of hair.
- James Harden