Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Finasteride exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Finasteride with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
You may need to take Finasteride for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take it even when you feel better and do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver disease.
Women who are or may be pregnant must not touch broken or crushed Finasteride tablets as it can cause harm to the unborn child.
Finasteride can interfere with the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test which is used to screen for prostate cancer. Inform your doctor that you are taking Finasteride before you take a PSA test.
Ensure that you keep all appointments with your doctor. Although Finasteride may help relieve some symptoms, your doctor still needs to monitor the growth of your prostate.
When should I not use this medicine?
Finasteride must not be taken by children or women.
Alert your doctor if you ever had prostate cancer.
Do not donate blood while being treated with Finasteride.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Finasteride is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland in men.
This enlargement of the prostate gland is also known as Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH). The enlarged prostate gland may cause difficulties when you pass urine, such as:
- a weak, delayed or interrupted urine stream
- a feeling of being unable to empty your bladder completely
- a need to urinate often
- a need to get out of bed at night to urinate
Finasteride helps to treat BPH by shrinking the size of the prostate gland. This should help improve the flow of urine and help you feel better.
Finasteride is also used to treat male pattern hair loss. This type of hair loss is common in men and may result in a receding hairline or a bald patch on the top of the head. Finasteride may help slow down the rate of hair loss. It may also help fill in the balding areas of the scalp to some extent, but hair growth will not be as thick as before.
Finasteride can only be used in men.
What side effects could I experience?
Common side effects of Finasteride include tiredness, headache, the inability to have or maintain an erection, reduced libido, less ejaculate (amount of semen) and breast enlargement.
Inform your doctor if you develop breast changes such as lumps, pain, or nipple discharge.
You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking Finasteride for the first time. This is normal and should improve gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you feel dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.