Finasteride for Prostate and Hair loss

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Finasteride is used to treat the symptoms of benign hypertrophia of the prostate.

Finasteride reduces the size of the prostate and thus improves urine flow.

Finasteride is also used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), as it has shown efficacy in treating mild to moderate baldness. Although results vary widely from person to person, it is generally not possible to regrow lost hair.

Finasteride works by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which is found in the prostate, in the vas deferens, in the hair follicles, and in the liver as well.

This enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone into an effective derivative of it called (Dihydrotestosterone – DHT). DHT leads to prostate tissue, and high levels of DHT are found in small hair follicles in the balding areas of the scalp.

From here we see that inhibiting the production of DHT by finasteride reduces the enlarged prostate and prevents hair loss. Finasteride is not intended for use by women.

Instructions for taking the medicine finasteride:

  1. How to take:

Tablets

  • Number of doses:

One tablet per day.

  • Dosage:

For the treatment of symptoms of enlarged prostate: 5 mg per day.

For hair loss treatment: 1 mg per day.

  • The start of the Effect :

Effect of medication on DHT levels: within 8 hours.

Benign enlargement of the prostate: It takes at least six months to see an improvement in the symptoms of this disorder.

  • Hair loss:

It takes at least three months to see any improvement.

Duration of effectiveness:

24 hours.

  • Food :

There are no restrictions.

  • Stopping the drug:

Stopping the medication may cause symptoms to return.

Side effects of finasteride:

  • Breast enlargement

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Dizziness

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Diarrhea

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Painful urination

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • rash

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Impotence

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Decrease in sperm

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases

  • Abdominal pain

    Effect: Rare

    Inform the doctor: In severe cases