Propecia is a men’s hairloss medication that is used for the treatment of men’s pattern baldness. It is very effective in treating hairloss in the anterior mid-scalp area and the vertex of the scalp.
How does it work
Propecia works by preventing testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.
Taking Propecia & the right dosage
Propecia may be taken with or without a meal.
The treatment must continue for at least three months for you to notice any difference. If you do not notice any difference after taking the medicine for up to 12 months, then it may not work for you at all.
Store Propecia in a cool and dark place at room temperature. Do not store it in a place where it can get exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Keep it away from children and pets.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Before using Propecia, you should consult a physician and discuss about your medical history.
Propecia may not be suitable for you if:
You have liver disease
Your liver enzyme test results are abnormal
You have prostate cancer
You have a bladder muscle disorder
You are unable to urinate
You have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar medicine called dutasteride (Avodart).
Propecia increases your risk of developing prostate cancer
Propecia is not meant for use by women. If a woman who is pregnant or is capable of bearing a child gets exposed to a crushed Propecia Tablet, then they should immediately wash the area with soap and water.
Propecia may interact with some medications. So if you are using any prescription, non prescription, OTC medicines or dietary supplements, then inform your physician in advance before you use Propecia.
The most common side effects of Propecia are:
Impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation, swelling in your hands or feet, swelling or tenderness in your breasts, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out, headache, runny nose or skin rash.
These side effects usually subside by themselves in sometime as the body gets used to Propecia.
Some uncommon but potentially dangerous side effects are:
Breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge, or other breast changes, serious allergic reactions, hives etc.
You should see a doctor immediately if one of these side effects occur.