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Propecia Overview
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What is Propecia?

Helps your hair grow back. Propecia (finasteride) helps men with hair growth, but needs to be used for at least 3 months or more to see full benefits.

Propecia Quick Facts

Proper Use

Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.

This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow the instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

If you are taking this medicine for male pattern hair loss, it may take at least 3 months to see an effect. The medicine will not cure hair loss, but it will cause scalp hair to grow. The hair growth will only last as long as the medicine is used. The new hair will be lost within 1 year after the medicine is stopped.

If you are taking this medicine for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it may take up to 6 months to see the full effect. The medicine will not cure BPH, but it does help reduce the size of the prostate and improve symptoms. The effect on the prostate will only last as long as the medicine is used. When it is stopped, the prostate begins to grow again within a few months.

Take this medicine at the same time each day.

Propecia side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Decreased libido2%

Serious Side Effects

  • Risk during pregnancy

    Pregnant women or females of childbearing age should never handle crushed or broken tablets of Propecia (finasteride) because it can cause serious birth defects in the unborn baby.

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels

    The 5mg form of Propecia (finasteride) (known as Proscar) is used to treat enlarged prostate. In studies, the 1 mg tablet was also able to lower prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. If PSA levels increase, men taking Propecia (finasteride) should be tested for prostate cancer.

  • Prostate cancer
      Higher risk if:
    • Men aged 55 years or older
    • Taking 5 mg/day

    In a clinical study, a form of prostate cancer was seen more often in some men taking Propecia (finasteride) than in those who were not. Talk with your doctor if this is a concern.

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Propecia interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • St John's Wort
Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

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Propecia dosages

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Propecia reviews

2.9 / 5 average rating with 9 reviews for Propecia from Iodine.com

2 Tips about Propecia from Iodine.com

35 year old man
  • Used for a couple weeks

Reviewed 8/24/2015

  • Worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
sometimes I stop taking it till I notice my hair loss increase then restart it.
31 year old man

Reviewed Invalid Date

  • Not worth it
  • Didn’t work
  • Big hassle
Terrible sexual and lack of energy side effects. Still not recovered after four years.
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