Propecia is used alone or in combination with other medications (doxazosin [Cardura]) to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH, enlarged prostate). Finasteride is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such as frequent urination and difficulty urinating, and may reduce the chances of acute urinary retention (sudden inability to urinate). It can also decrease the likelihood that prostate surgery is necessary. Finasteride (Propecia) is also used to treat male hair loss (gradual shortage of hair from the head, which causes the line of growth to recede on the forehead or causes baldness on the top of the head in men). Finasteride treats male hair loss by blocking the production by the body of a male hormone on the scalp that stops hair growth. You can buy it at RXShopMD.
How should this medicine be used?
The presentation of finasteride is in the form of tablets to be taken by mouth. Take Finasteride at about the same time every day. Follow the instructions for the prescribed medication carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything you do not understand. Take finasteride exactly as directed. Do not increase or decrease your dose, or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
If you are taking finasteride to treat BPH, keep in mind that Finasteride can control your condition, but it does not cure it. It may take 6 months or more before the symptoms start to improve. Do not stop taking finasteride without consulting your doctor.
If you are taking finasteride to treat male hair loss, it may take up to 3 months before you see any improvement because hair loss and growth occur slowly over time. However, you should expect to see some improvement during the first 12 months of your treatment. If you have been taking finasteride for 12 months and you have not noticed any improvement, it is likely that it will not help to continue the treatment. Ask your doctor if you should continue with the treatment or not.
Finasteride will only slow hair loss while taking the medication. Continue taking finasteride even if you have already begun to notice an improvement. Do not stop taking finasteride without consulting your doctor. Your hair that grew while you were taking finasteride is likely to fall out during the first 12 months after you stop taking the medication.