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Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Tablet is a prescription medication used to treat male pattern baldness. It works by decreasing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Tablet is a highly effective and MHRA-approved prescription medication specifically designed to combat male pattern baldness, a condition that can significantly impact the self-esteem and confidence of those affected. By targeting the root cause of hair loss, Propecia works wonders by precisely reducing the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone responsible for triggering hair follicle miniaturisation and subsequent hair thinning in individuals susceptible to male pattern baldness. By curbing the production of DHT in the body, Propecia not only promotes hair regrowth but also prevents further hair loss, allowing individuals to regain a fuller, thicker, and more youthful-looking head of hair. Moreover, it's important to note that DHT is not only linked to hair loss but is also associated with the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that can cause urinary problems. Therefore, by actively reducing DHT levels, Propecia may provide additional benefits by potentially mitigating the risk of BPH or alleviating its symptoms. This multifaceted approach underscores the versatility and efficacy of Propecia in addressing both hair loss concerns and the potential complications associated with DHT, making it a comprehensive solution for individuals seeking to restore their hair and improve overall quality of life.

How Does Propecia 1mg Work?

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is a hormone that is involved in the development of male pattern baldness.

Propecia 1mg Tablet is an antiandrogen that decreases the amount of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the scalp and prevents the action of androgen hormones on follicular cells. This helps to stop the progression of hair loss, and promote new hair growth.


What Does Propecia Treat?

  • Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness)
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

Product Warnings

  • Propecia can only be used by men. Therefore, it should not be administered to women and children.
  • Do not use Propecia if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • You must inform your doctor of any underlying medical conditions you have before using Propecia.
  • Do not use Propecia before informing your doctor of any other prescription medication you are using.
  • Do not use Propecia if you have been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience the following symptoms when taking Finasteride:
  • Discharge from your nipples
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Hair loss is patchy, irregular, or comes out in clumps
  • Persistent diarrhoea
  • Scalp inflammation
  • Unexplained weight loss

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Product Directions

  • You must take Propecia tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You can also read the information provided on the package leaflet to get more directives.
  • Propecia is typically taken once a day. It can be taken with or without food, however, it should be taken at the same time each day to maintain the consistency of medication in your system.
  • Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not chew, crush, or split the tablet.
  • It may take 3-6 months for you to notice any improvement in your hair loss. Therefore, you should continue using the tablet for as long as your doctor tells you to, even if the symptoms improve sooner.
  • If you forget your dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose, whereby you should skip the missed dose and continue as scheduled.

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Ingredients

  • Active ingredient: Finasteride
  • Inactive ingredients: Docusate sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose, titanium dioxide, maize starch, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized, Hypromellose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycollate, talc, among others.

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Side Effects

Like all medicines, Propecia can cause side effects. Stop taking the tablets and contact your GP if you experience:
  • Allergic reactions
  • Depression
  • Changes in breast tissue
Other uncommon side effects include:
  • Impotence
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Palpitations (feeling your heartbeat)
  • Testicles pain
  • Infertility

Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg, and what is it used for? Finasteride 1mg is a medication primarily used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It works by reducing the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone associated with hair loss, in the body.
  • How should I take Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg? Finasteride 1mg is typically taken once daily, with or without food. It's important to take the medication consistently to see results, and it may take a few months to notice an improvement. Always follow your doctor's instructions.
  • What are the side effects of Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg? Some common side effects of Finasteride include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculation disorder. Less commonly, it can cause breast tenderness and enlargement. In rare cases, it might also lead to depression. If you experience any side effects, you should contact your healthcare provider.
  • Can I stop taking Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg if I notice an improvement in my hair growth? You should not stop taking Finasteride without consulting your doctor first. While you may notice an improvement in your hair growth, discontinuing the medication could result in the return of hair loss. The beneficial effects are typically maintained only as long as the medication is taken.
  • Can women use Propecia (Finasteride) 1mg for hair loss? Finasteride is not recommended for use in women, particularly those who are pregnant or may become pregnant, due to potential risks. The medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. There are other treatments available that are specifically designed for female pattern hair loss.

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