Finpecia is a medicine used for treatment of hair loss and baldness, exclusively in men. The medicine acts as an inhibitor to the hormone which stops hair growth over the scalp.
The active ingredient of Finpecia is Finasteride, which is a steroid reductase inhibitor. Finasteride acts via the medium of other ingredients of Finpecia and exerts its therapeutic action on the scalp hair.
The therapeutic indications of Finpecia are as follows:
Other hair related disorders which are not mentioned above can also be treated using Finpecia.
Finpecia has properties to antagonize the effect of certain steroid based hormones. This suppressant effect of Finpecia could lead to some side effects in few cases. Some of the side effects have been mentioned below:
Other symptoms of discomfort may also be experienced by patients, which have not been mentioned above. It is important to see a doctor immediately after experiencing any side effects to initiate prompt medical treatment.
Certain precautions are advised to patients who are on a course of Finpecia tablet. These precautions help in avoiding harmful drug reactions. Some of these precautions have been mentioned below:
Patients should follow the above mentioned and any other precautions a dermatologist might have advised till the course of Finpecia is completed.
Other drugs which resemble Finpecia in drug action and chemical composition can be used as an alternative to it. Some of these drugs have been listed below:
The above mentioned medicines will also help in stimulating hair growth over the scalp. However, they should not be used as a substitute to Finpecia unless a dermatologist has prescribed it.