Propecia 1mg Tablets
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Propecia increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using Propecia. Propecia is for use in men only. The active ingredient in Propecia Tablets is finasteride. In the scalp, Propecia specifically lowers the levels of DHT, a major cause of male pattern hair loss. In this way, Propecia helps to reverse the balding process, leading to an increased hair growth and prevention of further hair loss.
Propecia 1mg Tablets is a prescription medication that is prescribed to men to prevent hair loss.
Your doctor will prescribe Propecia because you have male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia). Propecia increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using Propecia. Propecia is for use in men only.
How does Propecia work?
Propecia significantly reduces DHT, a key cause of hair loss, by inhibiting the formation of DHT in your scalp. By reducing DHT, it appears to inhibit the further shrinking of affected hair follicles. Scientists believe DHT and family history are key factors in hair loss. Propecia blocks the formation of DHT and, in this way, appears to interrupt the development of male pattern hair loss and helps reduce further hair loss and regrow visible hair. Propecia is the first and only FDA-approved pill proven to treat male pattern hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior mid-scalp area (middle front of head) in men.
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 resulting in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. This condition is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic factors and a particular hormone, DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT contributes to shortening of the growth phase and thinning of the hair (see picture). This process leads to male pattern hair loss. These changes typically start to occur in some men in their 20s and become more common with age. Once hair loss has occurred over a long period of time, the hair may be permanently lost.
Results with Propecia: The earlier, the better
Male pattern hair loss is progressive, so the earlier you start taking Propecia, the better. Propecia can work over the long term only if you continue taking it. If you stop taking it, you will likely lose any hair you have gained within 12 months of stopping treatment. What kind of results should I expectIt may take 3 to 6 months for a reduction in hair loss to be noticed. It is important to keep taking Propecia for as long as your doctor tells you. If you stop taking Propecia, you are likely to lose the hair you may have gained within 9 to 12 months.
How to take Propecia 1mg Tablets:
Take one tablet of ‘Propecia’ every day, with or without food. Follow your doctor’s advice.
Can you use ‘Propecia’ more than once a day?
‘Propecia’ will not work faster or better if you take it more than once a day. You should only take one tablet of ‘Propecia’ each day.
When can you expect to see results from using ‘Propecia’?
Male pattern hair loss is a condition that develops over a long period of time. In general, daily use for three to six months may be necessary before you notice any increase in the hair density or reduction in hair loss.
How long do you need to use ‘Propecia’?
Your doctor will help you to assess if ‘Propecia’ is working. It is important to continue taking ‘Propecia’ for as long as your doctor prescribes it.
Continued use of ‘Propecia’ is recommended to obtain maximum benefit. If you stop taking ‘Propecia’, you are likely to lose the hair you have gained within the next 9 to 12 months.
Propecia 1mg Tablets warnings:
- Propecia is contraindicated for use in women due to the risk in pregnancy (see 4.6 'Pregnancy and lactation') and in patients with hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
- Propecia is not indicated for use in women or children and adolescents.
- Propecia should not be taken by men who are taking 'Proscar' (finasteride 5 mg) or any other 5á-reductase inhibitor for benign prostatic hyperplasia or any other condition.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Propecia 1mg Tablets – Like any medicine, ‘Propecia’ may have unintended or unwanted effects so called side effects. These are uncommon and do not affect most men.
A small number of men may experience less desire to have sex and/or difficulty in achieving an erection. An even smaller number may have a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex (this does not appear to interfere with normal sexual function). In clinical studies, these side effects disappeared in men who stopped taking ‘Propecia’ and in many men who continued treatment.
A clinical trial was conducted in which almost 19,000 men were taking either finasteride 5 mg (which is 5 times higher than the 1 mg dosage recommended for male pattern hair loss) or placebo for 7 years to study the prevention of prostate cancer (finasteride 5 mg is not currently licensed for this treatment). The results showed that the number of men who developed prostate cancer was lower in the group treated with finasteride 5 mg. However, the number of men with a high score in a tumour grading system was higher in those men treated with finasteride 5 mg than in men not treated with finasteride (6.4% compared to 5.1%). The relationship between long-term use of finasteride 5 mg and tumours of this kind is unknown.
In general use, the following side effects have been reported infrequently: allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips and face; breast tenderness and enlargement; and pain in the testes.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly about these or any other unusual symptoms.
Will the use of ‘Propecia’ affect the hair on other parts of your body? ‘Propecia’ does not affect hair on other parts of the body.
Propecia 1mg Tablets ingredients:
Active ingredient: The active ingredient in ‘Propecia’ Tablets is Finasteride. ‘Propecia’ is available as tan, eight-sided, film-coated tablets, marked with a ‘P’ logo on one side and ‘PROPECIA’ on the other. Each tablet contains 1 mg finasteride.
Other ingredients: Lactose, microcrystalline cellulose E460, pregelatinised maize starch, sodium starch glycollate, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate E572, hypromellose E464, hydroxypropyl cellulose E463, titanium dioxide, talc, yellow iron oxide E172, red iron oxide E172. ‘Propecia’ Tablets are supplied in blister packs of 28 tablets or 84 tablets.
I have taken this product for 17 days now, 24,year old male have noticed in increase in hair growth. have noticed that a bit sensitive down below. overall so far so good. i hope it continues!
I've been taking Propecia for 15 months now, during this time I have experienced an increase in hair growth & a decrease in shedding. You may experience an increased rate of hair loss after a few months of using Propecia, DHT causes shrinkage of the hairs follicle leading to thinner weaker hair. This shedding makes way for renewed hair growth of stronger, thicker hairs, hair growth typically stabilises after several months. Propecia is not a quick fix and you will have to take it daily for at least a year. I have experienced mild sexual side-effects (decline in libido) but nothing that has caused me any major concern. A topical solution containing minoxidil is best used in conjunction with Propecia to maximise hair growth.