Finasteride

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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Finasteride Overview

Finasteride, sold under the brand names Proscar and Propecia among others, is a medication used mainly to treat an enlarged prostate or hair loss in men.[2] It can also be used to treat excessive hair growth in women and as a part of hormone therapy for transgender women.[3][4] It is taken by mouth.[2] Side effects are generally mild.[5] Some men experience sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, or breast enlarg...

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Losing hair while taking Finasteride 5mg

Started taking finasteride 5mg about a year ago and have had great results until about a month ago, and I have started shedding my hair again. I was going to stop for a week to get it to kick back into gear. Any thoughts on this? ## Sorry to hear about your situation. According to NIH, Finasteride is used to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) as well as hair loss in men. So to lose hair as a result of taking something that's supposed to stop hair loss is confusing beyond recognition. Finasteride reportedly treats male pattern hair loss by blocking the body's production of a male hormone in the scalp that stops hair growth. My worry is that if it can block the body's production of hormones, what else can it do that isn't being advertised publically ...

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weight gain from finasteride ?

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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Round blue pill 412 16

Just wondering what a round blue pill with 412 on is used to treat? Found it on my floor and thought maybe I was being poisoned. ## Hi Denise, In your thread title it says 412 16 as the pill imprint, but the closest imprint I've seen for a round blue pill is 412 IG; whereas the "G" could closely resemble a "6". The IG is on one side and 412 is on the back. This pill is identified as Finasteride 5 mg, used for treating an enlarged prostate. Manufactured by: Ascent Pharmaceuticals Labelled by: Exelan Pharmaceuticals National Drug Code: 76282-0412 Inactive Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate Cellulose, Microcrystalline Starch, Corn Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato Docusate Sodium Magnesium Stearate Fd&c Blue No. 2 Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) Talc Titanium Dioxide...

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finasteride and frequent urination

I take 5mg of finasteride a day fine and all day long (about nine hours later) I have frequent urination which is painful only when I urinate. ## It is normal for it to cause increased urination, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and back pain. How bad is the pain? Have you been checked for a urinary tract infection?

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finasteride (fincom 1)

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? ## Actually Fincom-1 and Propecia is the same drug. Both contain the same active ingredient - finasteride and act in the same way. Fincom-1 is the generic version of Propecia. ## Hello. I'm looking for (fincom-1) finasteride 1m...

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is fincom1-finasteride safe to take?

I'm wondering can i take that med to protect baldness?? I bought this med in online website... Somebody hele me to solve my curiosity. ## Hello, Jack! How are you? Finasteride can help with male patter baldness, but you shouldn't take it, unless your doctor approves. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, skin rash and unusual weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## This stuff has wrecked my body apparently for life..Huge weight body fat gain and even physical changes..Hair is straw like and very dry now with many other mental side effects..Stay away worst mistake I have made in my life was starting this drug..

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finasteride side effects

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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light blue pill no imprint

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

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

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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Finasteride
  • Tablet: 1mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Finasteride: (108 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-7355 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0179-0175 Finasteride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-3151 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5035 Finasteride 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5036 Finasteride 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0603-3633 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • 0904-6830 Finasteride 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Major Pharmaceuticals
  • 16714-522 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Northstar Rx LLC
  • 16729-089 Finasteride 1 mg by Accord Healthcare, Inc.
  • 16729-090 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Accord Healthcare Inc.
  • 17856-0090 Finasteride 5 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
  • 31722-525 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 31722-526 Fin5c 1 mg Oral Tablet by Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 33261-833 Finasteride 5 mg/1 Oral Tablet by Aidarex Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 35573-400 Finasteride 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Burel Pharma
  • 42291-280 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 43598-303 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Dr Reddys Laboratories Inc
  • 43598-390 Finasteride 1 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Dr Reddys Laboratories Inc
  • 45963-500 Fin5c 5 mg Oral Tablet by Actavis Inc.
  • 45963-600 Finasteride 1 mg by Actavis Inc.
  • 88 more results ...

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weight gain from finasteride ?
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Flomax, Oxybutinin, Finasteride
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Losing hair while taking Finasteride 5mg
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My dad is taking finasteride, simvastatin & gabapentin. How do these interact with restoril? ## Hello, Maddie! How i... 1 reply




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