Propecia 1 mg

Generic Name: Finasteride 1 mg
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Propecia Facts

Seventy-seven percent of men who took Propecia were rated as "improved" by doctors.

Sixty-six percent of men who took Propecia in clinical trials regrew hair as determined by hair count.

Merck & Co., which makes Propecia, is also responsible for the Merck Manuals used by healthcare professionals.

Nine of ten men who took Propecia in clinical trials reported either the cessation of hair loss or new hair growth.


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About Propecia

PROPECIA IS FOR USE BY MEN ONLY.

What Propecia is used for

Your physician has prescribed PROPECIA because you have male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia).

Note: PROPECIA is not for use by women or children.

In whom is PROPECIA expected to work?

Men with mild to moderate, but not complete, hair loss can expect to benefit from the use of PROPECIA. In post-menopausal women who were studied, PROPECIA was not effective in the treatment of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).

In most men, PROPECIA prevented further hair loss during five years of use. Moreover, for the majority of men PROPECIA increased the number of scalp hairs, helping to fill in thin or balding areas of the scalp. Although results will vary, in general you will not be able to grow back all of the hair you have lost.

What is Male Pattern Hair Loss?

Male pattern hair loss is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp. Often, this results in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. This condition is thought to be caused by a combination of heredity and a particular hormone, DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

DHT contributes to shortening of the growth phase and thinning of the hair (see package insert for illustrations). This process leads to male pattern hair loss. These changes typically start to occur in some men in their 20's and become more common with age. Once hair loss has occurred over a long period of time, the hair may be permanently lost.

How does scalp hair grow?

On average, your hair grows about 1 cm each month. Hairs grow from hair follicles, which are located beneath the skin.

A single scalp hair grows continuously for 2 to 4 years (growth phase) and then stops growing for 2 to 4 months (rest phase). After that time the hair falls out. In its place a new healthy hair begins to grow, and the cycle is repeated. The hairs on your scalp are always in different stages of this cycle so it is normal to lose scalp hair every day.

What Propecia does

PROPECIA blocks an important enzyme (Type II 5-alpha reductase) involved in the regulation of the hair follicle and lowers the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp, a major cause of male pattern hair loss.

When Propecia should not be used

PROPECIA should not be taken by women or children.

Do not take PROPECIA if you:

  • are or may potentially be pregnant (see Pregnancy:).

  • think you are allergic to any ingredient in PROPECIA.

What the medicinal ingredient is

Finasteride.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Propecia are

Docusate sodium, hydroxypropylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, methylhydroxypropylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, sodium starch glycolate, talc, titanium dioxide, red ferric oxide and yellow ferric oxide.

What dosage forms Propecia comes in

PROPECIA is a tan-colored, 8-sided, film-coated tablet. It contains 1 mg of finasteride as the active ingredient.


Warnings and Precautions

PROPECIA is for use in male pattern hair loss only.

BEFORE you use PROPECIA talk to your physician or pharmacist about any medical problems you have or have had, especially liver disease, and about any allergies.

Pregnancy

PROPECIA is for the treatment of male pattern hair loss in men only. Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not us PROPECIA. They should also not handle crushed or broken tablets of PROPECIA. If the active ingredient in PROPECIA is absorbed after oral use or through the skin by a woman who is pregnant with a male baby, it may cause the male baby to be born with abnormalities of the sex organs. If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with the active ingredient in PROPECIA, a physician should be consulted. PROPECIA tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed.

Can I drive or operate machinery while using PROPECIA?

PROPECIA should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

If you have questions, ask your physician.


Interactions with Propecia

PROPECIA usually does not interfere with other medicines. However, you should always tell your physician about all medicines you are taking or plan to take, including those obtained without prescription.

Can I continue my current hair care routine?

There should be no need to change your current hair care routine (for example, shampooing or haircuts).

PROPECIA can affect a blood test called PSA (prostate-specific antigen) used for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done, you should tell your physician that you are taking PROPECIA.


Proper Use of Propecia

THIS MEDICINE IS PRESCRIBED FOR YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION AND FOR YOUR OWN USE. USE ONLY AS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED AND DO NOT GIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

Usual dose

Take one tablet of PROPECIA every day, with or without food. Follow your physician's advice.

Overdose

If you take too many tablets, contact your physician promptly.

Missed dose

Try to take PROPECIA as your physician has prescribed. However, if you miss a dose, do not take an extra one. Just take the next tablet as usual.

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