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FINAX 1MG TAB

Finax 1mg Tab
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Finax 1mg Tab is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in men where the prostate gland is enlarged and hence causes difficulty in passing urine. This medicine is also prescribed for androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Finax 1mg Tab is Finasteride 1 MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Finax Tab is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor which blocks the body’s production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth. This medicine helps in reversing the balding process and hence prevents further hair loss.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to Finax 1mg Tab or any of its components
  • Allergy to any other drugs
  • Kidney ailments
  • Severely impaired urinary flow
  • Cataract surgery
  • Liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Any other ailments or illnesses that you may have
  • Caution:
  • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • Before taking this medicine tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Suffering with any pre-existing conditions/illnesses
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

Finax 1mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Finax 1mg Tab
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Breast tenderness
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of face and lips
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Runny Nose
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
How to Use

How to Use

Finax 1mg Tab can be taken with food or without it. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
This medicine should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician. This capsule should not be taken by women or children.

Overdosage

Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Tightness in chest
  • Acute hypotension
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Palpitations
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

It is best to take Finax 1mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine is unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease. This tablet affects the kidneys. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the renal issues before using this medicine.

Liver:

safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine is unsafe to use in patients with liver disease. There might be slight/mild side-effects on patients with liver ailments. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.

Pregnancy:

safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe and not recommended for pregnant women.

Lactation:

safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe and not recommended for women.

Alcohol:

is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

Driving:

does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

Food:

Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. This medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions:

Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This medicine interacts with diltiazem, itraconazole and nelfinavir. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.

Precautions
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
  • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
  • Do not accept a damaged product.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Drug Composition information
What is Finasteride for:

This medication is a synthetic antiandrogen, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, and hair loss. It prevents testosterone conversion in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.

How does Finasteride work:

Finasteride lowers prostate growth by lowering testosterone levels. It helps hair regrowth and slows hair loss.

How should Finasteride be used:

PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg orally once a day. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Common side effects of Finasteride :

Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. A fast growing prostate cancer may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Finasteride :

Finasteride must not be taken by children or women. - Alert your doctor if you ever had prostate cancer. - Do not donate blood while being treated with Finasteride.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A lump in the breast, breast soreness, or nipple discharge. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Finasteride with other medicines:

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Finasteride :

Store it at room temperature (30°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Drugs for Bladder & Prostate Disorders , Other Dermatologicals


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Finax 1mg Tabp?

Finax 1mg Tab is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in men where the prostate gland is enlarged and hence causes difficulty in passing urine. This medicine is also prescribed for androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss.

Q2. What are the side effects of Finax 1mg Tabp?

Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, chills or cold sweats, breast tenderness, skin rash, swelling of face and lips, rapid weight gain, decreased interest in sexual intercourse, abnormal ejaculation, runny nose, headache and abdominal pain.

Q3. Should we take Finax 1mg Tabp with food or without food?

It should be taken with food or without it.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Finax 1mg Tabp?

Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, kidney ailments, severely impaired urinary flow, cataract surgery, liver disease, low blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

Q5. Does Finax 1mg Tabp make you sleepy?

No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.

Q6. Is Finax 1mg Tabp harmful? What does an overdose of Finax 1mg Tabp lead to?

No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like nausea, tightness in chest, acute hypotension, rashes, itching, vomiting, diarrhea and palpitations. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.

Q7. Can I take Finax 1mg Tabp during pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant womem.

Q8. Can Finax 1mg Tabp be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No. It needs a prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Finax 1mg Tabp?

Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

Q10. How to store Finax 1mg Tabp?

Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Finax 1mg Tabp, can I mix it in water and drink it?

No. Please swallow it whole.

Q12. Can we give Finax 1mg Tabp to children?

This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Finax 1mg Tabp?

The effect of this medicine can be observed in 6 months in benign prostatic hyperplasia patients and a minimum of t least 3 months in hair loss patients.

Q14. How long does the effect of Finax 1mg Tabp last?

The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
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DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

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DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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