Call your doctor at once if you notice any breast pain, lumps, nipple discharge, or other problems . Because these problems may be signs of male breast cancer. Less serious side effects of this drug:
• swelling in your feet or hands;
• loss of interest in sex,impotence or trouble having an orgasm;
• tenderness or swelling in your breasts;
• abnormal ejaculation;
• runny nose; or ‘
• feeling like you might pass out;
• skin rash;
Take one tablet of Propecia every day. You can take Propecia with or without food. It’s recommended take Propecia daily for 3 months or more to see a good effect of hair loss slowing or stopping. After 6 months of treatment you can observe a healthy hair growth.
If you haven’t noticed any effect after 12 months of Propecia use, then stop taking the drug because for some reason it does not work on your body. However, premature discontinuation of treatment with Propecia can lead to hair loss renewal.
Do not take Propecia if you have:
- kidney disease or infections;
- liver disease;
- a prostate cancer;
- an unusual or allergic reaction to finasteride;
Consult your doctor if you have allergic reactions to other medicines or foods.
If you are a woman:
Finasteride is not intended for use by women. This medication can cause birth defects if a woman is using Propecia during pregnancy. Propecia and other medication at the base of finasteride should not be used by women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. If a woman accidentally touched the broken tablet, she should immediately wash the skin with soap and water. If after contact with finasteride a woman noticed that a breast felt swollen or other changes in the breast she should immediately contact the doctor. These phenomena may be signs of cancer.
Interaction with other drugs:
Some medicines may interact with finasteride. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
The normal hair growth cycle involves a loss of some amount of hair and the growth of others. Every day a man loses up to 150 hairs. The causes of hair loss are numerous. Most often are men who suffer from baldness.
The most common cause of male pattern baldness is a genetic predisposition. It should be noted that with age the hair loss becomes more common in men. During every man life there is a period where the follicles are particularly sensitive to male sex hormones. This leads to baldness.
The second common cause of hair loss is smoking. Cigarette smoke ruins the blood supply to hair follicles that results to their destruction. Consequently the hair stops growing. There are other causes of hair loss. These are stress, psychological disorders, chemotherapy and so on.
Male pattern baldness is a very common problem, affecting up to 50 percent of men over age 50.
According to the information recently released there are five safest and most effective drugs used to treat baldness. According to experts, the undisputed leader among hair growth stimulants and drugs is Propecia. Interestingly, the second in the rankings is 5% solution of minoxidil, which before Propecia was, by far, the best remedy against male pattern baldness.
What is the main advantage of Propecia? It’s simple! Following clinical studies, regular use of Propecia has led to dramatic results – the hair stopped falling in more than 85% of patients participating in the experiment. After a year since the start of treatment by Propecia hair growth returns in up to 50% of patients and in 66% of men after 18 months.
Propecia is a unique drug. It’s the world’s first tablet, effectively coping with hair loss approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This drug is safe and reliable to use. Compared to other medicines against alopecia (hair loss) Propecia is more effective and efficient.
The main ingredient of Propecia is finasteride, approved for use in medical practice in 1992 to combat the male disease such as prostate hyperplasia. Men, who regularly use 1 mg of finasteride, noted the growth of hair on the forehead and top of the head – typical zones of hair loss.
How Does Propecia Work?
The main reason why men lose their hair and suffer from thinning hair is an excess of male hormone DHT in the hair follicle. Accumulation of the hormone has a narrowing effect on the hair follicle, resulting in hair growing cease and its death. Propecia blocks the formation of the male hormone that is automatically reflected in the condition of hair: they become stronger, their growth is reactivated and their structure is rebuilded.