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What Is Finasteride Drug

Finasteride generic is a synthetic drug used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia/BPH symptoms and male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. It works by decreasing the amount of a natural body hormone known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Decreasing the amount of this hormone leads to increase in hair regrowth and reduces the rate of hair loss. Hair growth on other parts of the body is not affected though.

Proscar and Propecia are among the known brand names. Proscar comes in a 5mg tablet preparation while Propecia contains Finasteride 1mg as the active ingredient. The recommended dose of Finasteride 1mg is prescribed to patients with BPH symptoms to be used for at least three months before any benefit or therapeutic effect can be observed. BPH associated symptoms such as difficulty urinating, constant night-time urge to urinate, hesitation when starting to urinate and decreased urine flow may be improved by Finasteride. Continued use of Finasteride 1mg is needed to sustain the drug effect and stopping the treatment will reverse the achieved effect by six to eight months.

In a conducted study, 2 out of 3 of the men treated with Finasteride 1mg daily regrew some hair while those men who did not take the drug experienced hair loss. In the same study, 48% of those treated with finasteride 1mg had visible hair regrowth, and 42% of those who took finasteride 1mg did not experience further hair loss based on photographs examined by a panel of dermatologists. The study has shown that the drug is effective as long as it is taken, and the hair gained is lost after ceasing the therapy. The bioavailability of Finasteride 1mg is not related to food intake, so it may be taken with or without food. It is mainly metabolized in the liver thus proper caution should be exercised when dealing with patients with liver function abnormalities. Continue reading

Possible Side Effects of Propecia Generic Therapy

Propecia generic or Finasteride is a strong 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Propecia generic is well known for its action on treating male pattern baldness and also benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement in men. Propecia generic is also approved from Food and Drug Administration of U.S.

The propecia generic therapy should be ordered from a physician only. However propecia generic is used only by men so far. It is advised that women and children should not consume this drug.

Propecia generic is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that acts on the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the hormone testosterone into its active type dihydrotestosterone or DHT. DHT controls many functions in a body of a male. It is responsible for male pattern baldness, prostate enlargement, acne and also formation of hair in nose and ears.

However as Propecia generic changes the hormone levels of body it, there are side effects associated with propecia generic treatment. It is reported that propecia generic medication may increase the risk of sexual dysfunction. Also conditions such as decreased libido, abnormal ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders, lower ejaculatory volume, abnormal sexual function, Pain in testicles, and gynaecomastia are possible with propecia generic treatment.

A report in the ‘Journal of Sexual Medicine’ by a research group from George Washington University stated that propecia generic may be linked to a side effect of sexual dysfunction. According to the researchers sometimes it may be permanent even after the therapy is stopped. Continue reading