Propecia is the first representative of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. The main function of the drug is to treat androgenetic alopecia. The active ingredient is Finsteride.
Finasteride blocks the action of the male sexual hormone dihydrotestosterone. This hormone has a strong androgenic action and affects the hair follicles. This leads to the destruction of the hair follicles, so that alopecia begins. Propeciaslowsthisprocess. In most cases, the drug restores the affected hair follicles and returns healthy hair.
Propecia may be used as a basic medicine in the treatment of the androgenic alopecia, and as a prophylaxis of alopecia during the excessive amount of dihydrotestosterone.
In what dose is Propecia used?
A one time dosing is 1 tablet. A tablet of Propecia may contain 1 mg or 5 mg of Finasteride. The treatment is usually started from the daily dose of Propecia 1 mg but the dose is increased up to 5 mg if the effect is absent.
The use of Propecia does not depend on meals: it may be used before, during, and after meals. Manufacturers recommend to keep the primary form of the medicines, i.e. do not break or chew the tablet. Try to take the drug at the same time to keep similar intervals between the uses.
To have a noticed effect, it is necessary to continue the medical treatment within a long period. The desired results will appear in 6-9 months. A physician sets the exact terms of the therapy.
- Finasteride is not recommended women. It penetrates into the blood plasma even during the absorption through the skin, and this may cause hormonal changes
- An overdose of Propecia is impossible. A reason is an absence of the negative consequences even during the everyday use of high doses. But do not take more than 5 mg per day because it does not increase the efficiency of the therapy
- Men under 18 years old do not take Propecia. The use of Propecia may cause negative changes if the hormonal system is not formed yet.
Most cases of using Propecia does not do with negative consequences. Although the side effects are not excluded. A risk of causing side effects is rather low. The negative consequences of taking Propecia are as follows:
- Reduced sexual desire – libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low amount of ejaculate
These side effects are reversible and completely pass after the use of Propecia.
The side effects also include allergic reaction. They appear when one of the ingredients in the drug is not accepted by the body, or there is a high sensitivity to this ingredient. Allergy may have the following symptoms:
- Edema on face
- Skin itching
- Pain in testicles
If an allergic reaction was found out to the active ingredient Finasteride, stop taking the tablets and go to a doctor.
Allergic reaction can occur due to hypersensitivity to Finasteride. Therefore, before taking the tablets, you need to determine individual sensitivity to this substance.