Fincar is a medication that is used by men to treat enlarged prostates. This condition is also commonly known as benign prostatic dysplasia.
How it works
In the human body, there is an enzyme that converts the natural hormone testosterone into DHT. If DHT is found in the follicles, it can affect hair growth and result in baldness. Therefore, Fincar works by destroying this enzyme.
The main use of this medication is its ability to treat enlarged prostates. It is important to note that this medication is not to be used by women or children.
This medication is generally consumed in 5mg tablets. You must consume this medication once a day, by mouth. You can take this drug with or without food. It is best to consume this medication along with a glass of water. You need to consume this medication for six months or longer. During this period, it is important for you to follow the instructions provided by your physician at all times.
You must not make any changes to the dosage or dose schedule without consulting your physician. Increasing the number of tablets you take per day will not enhance the effectiveness of the medication. It will result in an overdose or make you more susceptible towards certain side effects. Therefore, make sure to stick to your prescription at all times.
When consuming this medication, do not chew or crush the capsule. If the capsule is exposed inside your mouth, it can result in a sore throat . Therefore, make sure to swallow the capsule whole.
In order to experience the best results of this medication, you need to follow the drug on a regular basis. Therefore, you cannot afford to miss your doses accidently or otherwise. If you keep skipping your doses, take it at the same time every day. This will be of great help.
Not everyone who consumes this medication is likely to experience side effects. However, it is possible for some men to experience impotence during the treatment period. Apart from experiencing mild and temporary impotence, you are also likely to experience decreased amount of semen and libido. Breast tenderness and enlargement are some of the rare side effects of this medication. Furthermore, you are also likely to experience testicle pain, itching, rashes and other hypersensitive reactions. If you do experience any of the above, make sure to get immediate medical help.
The following are some precautionary instructions that you must strictly adhere to during the treatment period.
Store this medication away from direct sunlight.
Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the inactive ingredients used in this medication.
Brief your physician about your medical history.
Do not make any changes to the dosage without consulting your physician.
Do not give this medication to children or women.
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting your physician.
Before you begin the treatment, make sure to inform your physician or pharmacist about all the drugs that you are currently taking. This includes prescription drug, over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements.