Finax 1mg is the tablet form of Finasteride, which contains type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.æ This inhibitor helps to arrest hair fall from the scalp and increase hair growth.æ Hair loss is prevented by reducing the amount of DHT or natural body hormones in the body and not allowing it to build up in the hair follicles thus allowing the hair to grow normally.æ It is useful for reversing balding that is mild or moderate but not really useful for long term balding.
Dosage and Administration
Finax (Finasteride) 1mg is to be taken orally once a day with or without food, however, plenty of water should be taken.æ The medicine is to be taken under the direction of a doctor and should not be stopped abruptly to prevent loss of newly grown hair.æ Usually it is taken for a duration of 3 months.æ If a dose is missed and it is already time to take the second dose, the first dose can be skipped.æ It is not advisable to take a double dose.æ Finax should be stored away from direct sunlight.æ It is also not advised to alter dosages without the consent of your medical doctor.
The most common side effects associated with Finax 1mg are:
- Impotence while on the medication
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Less common side effects you may experience include:
- Skin rashes which are itchy
- Breast tenderness
- Gynecomastia or breast enlargement
Finax 1mg is not to be used by women as it can harm the unborn child especially the male fetus.æ It should also be avoided by people who are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Finax.
Before taking Finasteride, you should advise your doctor if you
- Are planning to conceive or are already pregnant.
- Are on any dietary supplements, herbal preparations, or over-the-counter medicines
- If you have any other medical problems like bladder infections, high PSA levels, or liver issues.
Drug Interactions with Finax:
- Diltiazem may affect the effect of Finasteride by increasing blood levels.æ Monitoring by the doctor may be required for safe ingestion of both medicines.
- Carbamazepine, St. JohnÍs Wort, and Rifampin are said to interact with finasteride by reducing blood levels but generally drug interactions are mild and temporary.