How Finax 1 mg Works
It falls under the class of drugs known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It contains the ingredient Finasteride which blocks the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and aids hair regrowth. The enzyme 5-alpha reductase converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The hormone DHT binds with the receptors of the hair follicles and weakens them over time. This disturbs the natural growth cycle of hair, thereby causing hair follicles to shrink. This leads to hair loss (which further leads to baldness) and an enlarged prostate. Finax 1 mg stops the action of 5-alpha reductase and decreases the amount of DHT in the body. This leads to increased hair regrowth and a decreased prostate size.
Uses of Finax 1mg
It is prescribed for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – is an age-related prostate gland enlargement disease that causes urination problems.
- Androgenetic Alopecia – a disorder that causes hair loss in men, ultimately leading to baldness.
Dosage of Finax tablet
It is recommended to be taken once daily. This pill can be taken with or without food.
- For patients suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia, the effects of this medicine can be experienced within the first 3-4 months of its usage. However, the full effects can be experienced in 6-9 months.
- For patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the effects can be experienced in 6 months.
A daily dosage of the drug is essential to experience positive results. The effects of this medication may vary depending upon various factors such as age, metabolism, health conditions, etc.
Missed Dosage: In case a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If it’s time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take an overdose to make up for the missed dose. Make sure that you follow a daily dosage as hair loss occurs again when you stop taking the medication.
Overdose: An overdose of the drug can lead to serious side effects. If an overdose is suspected, contact your doctor immediately.
Before you take Finax 1 mg, tell your doctor:
- If you have kidney or liver disease.
- If you have prostate cancer.
- If you are allergic to Dutasteride or any other medications.
- If you have urination problems.
- If you have stricture of the urethra.
- If you have a bladder muscle disorder.
Side Effects of Finax
Common side-effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased semen
- Loss of sexual interest
- Swelling in hands or feet
- Pain in testicles
- Runny nose
If any of these side effects persist for long, seek medical help immediately.
Certain drugs are known to interact with Finax 1 mg and affect the way it works. If you take any recreational or any other drugs to treat your existing illnesses or for any other purposes, let your doctor know about them.
- Antifungal medications such as itraconazole
- St. John’s Wort
- HIV Protease inhibitors such as nelfinavir and ritonavir
Interaction with alcohol
Interaction with alcohol hasn’t been studied. However, patients have reported a decrease in their alcohol consumption after taking this medication. Talk to your doctor about potential interactions.
Finax 1 mg tablets should be stored properly and safely in their original packaging.
- Keep the medicines out of reach of children.
- Keep the pills away from direct heat, moisture, and sunlight.
- Once the pack is opened, store the pills in an airtight container.
- Do not consume the pills past their expiration date.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Finax 1 mg?
Ans. It is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in men. It promotes hair regrowth and decreases the size of the prostate.
Is Finax safe?
Ans. It is an approved oral drug for the treatment of enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness. It is completely safe to use in the long term.
Is Finax good for hair growth?
Ans. It is an effective hair loss treatment for men suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia. It increases hair growth and prevents further hair loss. By following a daily dose of this medicine, significant results can be experienced within 3-4 months.
Is Finax a steroid?
Ans. It is a synthetic androstane steroid and 4-azasteroid. It is an analog of steroid hormones like testosterone and DHT.
Can Finasteride regrow lost hair?
Ans. Finasteride blocks the action of DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss) at its source. It prevents the maturing of hair follicles and helps keep the hair you have. It can potentially regrow lost hair. A 2-year clinical trial concluded that 66% of men who took Finasteride experienced visible hair regrowth at the vertex.
How should Finax be taken?
Ans. It is intended to be oral with water. You can take this medicine with or without food.
When should Finax not be used?
Ans. It shouldn’t be used by pregnant women or women who are trying to have a baby. This medicine can cause birth defects in male babies.
Does the Finax tablet increase the hair count and thickness of the hair?
Ans. Yes! It increases hair count and thickness of hair. It enhances the overall health of hair and the appearance of the scalp after treatment.
If I increase the dose of the Finax tablet, will it give me quick and better results?
Ans. Increasing the dose of this medicine won’t lead to any significant changes in the scalp but rather cause serious side effects. Take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
Can the use of Finax tablets affect my sex life?
Ans. The use of Finax tablets in the long term can lead to decreased sexual drive, inability to achieve or maintain an erection, and decrease semen count. If you encounter any such symptoms, talk to your doctor as it may affect your sex life.
How long can we take Finasteride?
Ans. It is recommended to be taken once daily for at least 3 months before hair regrowth can be seen. To maintain hair regrowth, this medicine should be taken daily. Men usually experience the biggest hair regrowth in the first 2 years.
Is Finax worth taking?
Ans. Various studies conducted on the efficacy and safety of Finax use show that it is completely safe to use over the long term. The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial study of 19,000 men concluded that there aren’t long-term consequences of the medicine and that there isn’t anything to worry about.
Does Finax affect sperm?
Ans. It is known to cause reduced sperm counts in men even when taken in small doses. However, it doesn’t affect their fertility or erectile function in any manner. Furthermore, hormone parameters such as sperm motility and sperm morphology remain unaffected even after the use of this medicine.
What is the difference between Finax and Finpecia?
Ans. Both Finax and Finpecia contain the same ingredient Finasteride and are used for the treatment of hair loss and benign prostatic hyperplasia in men. The only difference lies in their parent manufacturing companies. Finax is manufactured by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories whereas Finpecia is manufactured by Cipla Ltd.
Finax and weight gain – what’s the relation?
Ans. While Finax is known to cause weight gain in some patients, there isn’t major medical evidence that supports this claim. However, patients taking antiandrogens are often cautioned about the rare side-effect of weight gain.
Finax vs Propecia – which is better?
Ans. Both medicines contain the same ingredient Finasteride. However, Finax is relatively a cheaper option than Propecia for the treatment for hair loss.