The main component of Finast is finasteride. Finasteride acts as an inhibitor to an intracellular enzyme that inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Finast is used in the treatment of hair loss in men. DHT reduces the size of the hair follicles in the scalp. This results in smaller and thinner hairs being produced. This hair production eventually stops resulting in baldness. Finast helps to lower the production of DHT in the body.
Finast particularly helps with the symptoms of male pattern baldness. It reduces hair loss and promotes hair growth in men.
Contact your doctor to learn about all the benefits that this medication can provide you.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take larger or lower doses of Finast than you have been instructed.
Take this medication orally.
The total recommended dosage for Finast is 5 mg. It should be taken once a day. You can take this medication with or without a meal.
If you forgot to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
In the event of an overdose, call your local emergency medical services.
The more common side effects experienced with Finast are:
Changes in skin temperature
Lightheadedness, especially when standing up after being in a seated position
Decrease in libido
The less common symptoms experienced with this medication are:
Puffiness in the face and limbs
Increase in size of breasts and soreness
Irritation of skin
Inflammation of skin
Changes in weight
Unusual feelings in the limbs
Engorgement of face
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
This medication should not be taken by women or children. Finast can be absorbed by the skin. It should not be handled by women or children.
This medication may cause birth defects in children. In the event a pregnant woman comes in contact with this medication, she should wash her hands thoroughly, immediately.
Do not take this medication if you have experienced an allergic reaction to finasteride or durasteride.
Do not take Finast if you have a history of ailments regarding your bladder, liver, or kidneys.
Inform your doctor if you have any issues with your ability to urinate.
This medication make increase the likelihood of you developing prostate cancer. Do not take this medication if you have prostate cancer.
Finast may affect the results of tests done to detect the presence of prostate cancer. Inform your physician and lab technician that you have been prescribed with this medication before the tests are performed.
Inform your doctor if you notice any changes occurring in the physiology or the functionality of your breasts. This may be a symptom of breast cancer.
Inform your physician if you notice any physical or functional changes in your genitals.
Inform your doctor of any medications you may have been prescribed. Also tell your physician of any herbal supplements or over the counter medications that you may be taking.