Finasteride

FDA Approved: June 19, 2006
Pharm Company: IVAX PHARMS
Category: Men's Health



Finasteride Overview

Finasteride (INN, USAN, BAN) (brand names Proscar, and Propecia by Merck, among other generic names; former developmental code name MK-906) is a drug used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness (MPB).[1][2] It is a type II and type III 5α-reductase inhibitor;[3] 5α-reductase, an enzyme, converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).[2] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Benign prostatic hyperplasia 1.2 Male pattern baldness 1.3 Off-la...

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finasteride side effects
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I want to know of any overall study of side effects from long term 5mg dose finasteride ## Further to my initial message above: I am a 90 year old man in UK. I have had severe prostate enlargement and my GP suggested treatment with finasteride plus, initially, fesoterodine. The fesoterodine was stopped after a few months, but I have now been on Finasteride 5mg for a year. The result has been excellent as regards my prostate. I read as much as I could find about any side effects of finasteride, but it seems that it is overwhelmingly used for premature hair loss. In my case I have experienced the following: Development of quite marked breasts, firm and curved, with nipples that harden and stick out if stimulated. Deposit of unusual pattern of fat around the lower belly and inner thighs. I...
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weight gain from finasteride ?
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have been on finasteride for about 2 years now, and seems to me , i have developed increased abdominal flab,no boobs(yet)!, but definately feel an increase around waist and below,literature available , says weight gain is not a side effect, but seems to me , that it might be , have picked up about 7 to 8 lbs. would be interested in others experiences along this line , thx ## I can confirm from personal experience that both finasteride and saw palmetto caused rapid weight gain in the lower abdomen. I've tested this out and found that it takes a few weeks after stopping for my metabolism to pick up again. My theory is that a hormonal imbalance is created when taking drugs with DHT blocking properties. ## I started taking Finastride 4 months ago and since then I have put on 10 pounds. ...
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light blue pill no imprint
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I found a kinda flat small round baby blue pill what is it and it has no markings on it at all ## Finasteride, a common prescription for BPH--prostate problems, looks like this. I was amazed to see that an actual prescription drug had no markings at all. Is this legal?
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Fincom-1
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Has anyone tried Fincom-1? I bought this hair loss treatment from Unisule Pvt Ltd's direct sales shop. It was very good deal for 90 tablets of 1mg finasteride. But, I'm sort of hesitant of using this now. Is this safe to take? grateful for any information about Fincom-1. ## Fincom-1? Yes, it is a very popular Finasteride tablets (generic Propecia) here in Japan. I guess we Japanese like this medicine, because we can see the analisis report of the product at the manufactur's page. If you have Japanese friends, you should ask him/her to google fincom in Japanese katakana letter. Then you will find out how popular the med is. And also a very funny discussion is going on at 2channel jp among Fincom maniacs. Fincom maniacs are there to compare with other finasteride tablets or lo...
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flucanozole and finasteride
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I"m taking flicozanole and finasteride! Is it dangerous? Please advice Gustavo Santiago ## Can i take finasteride ( propecia) and Fluconazole at the same time? Please reply Gustavo. ## Can i take Finasteride and Flucozanole at the same time? Please reply Gustavo. ## Hello, Gustavo! How are you? The Fluconazole may increase the effect of the Finasteride, but it isn't considered a dangerous interaction. You may experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness and headache. Are there any other questions or concerns?
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finasteride (fincom 1)
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Omg I had to stop taking the Fincom 1 pill it was just making me sick after 1 week, its should have been propecia but they send me Fincom I will not recommend this to anyone. Waste of money. ## Hello, Anthony! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem you encountered. However, that's one of the hazards of ordering medications in such a manner, there's no way of knowing what you're going to receive and what the quality is. That's why the FDA regulates the ones that are available in U.S pharmacies. Are there any other questions or concerns?
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folli hair success rate
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Hi, can i use some other tablets like finasteride or minoxidil along with folli hair tablets..
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round small blue pill with f5
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blue round pill f 5on one side has a symbol of amoon ## small round piil half moon on one f5 on the other side ## I would like to know what the following pill is please: small round blue pill with a half moon on one side and F 5 on the other. very concerned. thanks for your replies. ## finasteride 5mg ## thank you. ## small blue pill with f5 on one side and "D" or half-Moon on other side (pill is small and dark blue) "f" is lower casea
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Blue Round Pill H 37
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What is little blue round pill with H on one side and 37 on the other? ## This tablet contains 5mgs of Finasteride, the active ingredient in Propecia, which is used to treat BPH and male pattern baldness. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, impotence and erectile dysfunction. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 years ago.
 
small round blue pill E on one side and G1 on other side
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I'm trying to identify: A Small round pill with a G1 or 61 on one side, and a capital E on the other side ## E 61 contains 5mgs of Finasteride, it is used to treat Prostate problems and male pattern baldness. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, decreased libido and impotence. Read more: Are there any questions or comments?
Updated 4 years ago.
 

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Finasteride
  • Tablet: 1mg, 5mg
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