To ensure the safe use of Finasteride 1mg, let your doctor know if you have a history of any of these conditions:
Abnormal liver enzyme tests
Bladder muscle disorder
Stricture of the urethra
Allergic reaction to dutasteride (a similar drug)
Before a prescription is given, the doctor may request a blood test to make sure you don’t have conditions that may prevent you from using the drug safely. Always follow the prescription label keenly and never take a smaller or larger dose than directed.
You should take the Finasteride 1mg tablet with a full glass of water. You can take the tablet with food or on an empty stomach. For the best results, make the point of taking the medicine at the same time each day.
The recommended dose is one tablet of 1mg a day. The patient is required to use the 1mg tablet a day for 3 months or even more. It may take up to three months before improvements are observed. If there is no hair loss improvement within 12 months, there is a chance this treatment will not work for you.
Frequent blood tests may be required during treatment. The prostate specific antigen will also be tested to counter prostate cancer.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Finasteride is not indicated for use in women. This drug can cause birth defects in women who are exposed during pregnancy. It is also highly advised against handling the tablets especially when pregnant. If you get into contact with a crushed or broken tablet, wash the area with soap and rinse with plenty of water immediately.
Store at room temperature and away from heat, light and moisture.
Contact your doctor in case of these signs
Breast tenderness or pain
Other breast changes
Common side effects
Loss of interest in sex
Trouble getting an orgasm
Finasteride should not be used by women or children. It can cause birth defects when a pregnant woman is exposed to it. Women and especially pregnant women should not handle these tablets. The active ingredients can be absorbed through the skin into the body.
The use of Finasteride increases the risk of prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor regarding this risk.
Finasteride interacts with 13 drugs. It also has an interaction with liver disease.