Fincar 5mg tablets are a medication which contains finasteride 5mg. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH (enlarged prostate in men) and male pattern hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia.
Fincar inhibits the transformation of the male hormone testosterone into its by produced called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This by product is known to cause the problems of enlarged prostate and hair loss in males.
Active ingredient is a substance Finasteride which is approved by the FDA for the use of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness.
Finasteride belongs to the medicines called 5?-reductase inhibitor and possesses antiandrogenic properties.
Fincar 5mg tablets are prescribed by urologists to relieve symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia with the symptoms of pain during urination, sudden urge to urinate, feeling of full bladder and others. It helps to shrink the prostate gland and prevents its further growth. It reduces the risk of urinary retention caused by restricted urine flow if the prostate grows too much.
By improving the symptoms of BPH Fincar also reduces the necessity for prostate surgery. The use of Fincar for BHP should be discussed with a doctor.
Fincar 5mg is also prescribed for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). It stops the negative effects of DHT on the hair follicles on the scalp and thus prevents the thinning of hair and hair fall. Fincar prevents the hair loss from the front parts of the head and sides of the head. It reverse the process of getting bald and if used regularly for a long period of time, restores the hair on the head.
The medicine Fincar is not used to treat hair loss in women or children. The studies have shown that finasteride can be dangerous for women (especially pregnant women and cause damage to the unborn child). Fincar use is recommended only for men older than 18 years of age and under supervision of a doctor.
Finasteride 5 mg in the medicine inhibits the action of the enzyme type II 5?-reductase in the body. This stops the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the androgen primarily responsible for development and growth of the prostate gland and hair loss due to increased sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT.
By reducing the levels of DHT in the blood Finasteride facilitates the symptoms of enlarged prostate, stimulates the growth of hair on the head.
If you intend to use Fincar for any of these medical purposes or for the both purposes at once, please ask your doctor for advice and recommendations of use.
Do not treat yourself with Fincar if you have allergies to any of the substances inside this medicine. Do not use this medicine or stop using it if you experience severe side effects possible with it.
In most cases Fincar is well tolerated and does not cause any side effects. Still a man should know about its side effects, contraindications and any important information related to this medicine.