Fincar is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Its main component is finasteride, a type 2 5α-reductase inhibitor.
Fincar is used in the treatment of BPH and to relieve the symptoms associated with the ailment. This medication acts as an inhibitor of dihydrotestosterone, a precursor of testosterone in the body. DHT is converted to testosterone by a certain enzyme. DHT is responsible for the enlargement of the prostate gland in BPH. Fincar reduces the amount of DHT produced by the body.
Fincar also manages the symptoms that are accompanied by BPH. These usually involved difficulty in beginning to urinate as well as maintaining a strong flow of urine. Individuals with BPH also have the urge to urinate more frequently. This also happens at night, disrupting the sleep patterns of those with this disorder. Fincar reduces these symptoms by reducing the inflammation of the prostate gland. This improves the functions associated with the urinary tract in men.
It is also used to treat pattern baldness in men who are suffering from hair loss.
Contact your doctor to discover what other benefits this medication may have for you.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take Fincar in smaller or larger doses than you have been instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The total recommended dose for this medication is 5mg. This should be taken as one dose, once a day. Fincar can be taken with or without a meal.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as your remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
In the event of an overdose, call your local medical emergency services.
The more common side effects experienced with Fincar are:
Lightheadedness especially when rising from a seated position
The less common side effects experienced with this medication are:
Enlargement of limbs
Enlargement of breasts
Tenderness in breasts
Bumps on skin
Unusual changes in weight
Irritation of the skin
Unusual feeling in limbs
In the event that you experience any of the above side effects, contact your physician immediately.
This medication should not be taken by women, particularly pregnant women. If a broken capsule is handled by a pregnant woman, she should wash her hands immediately. Fincar may cause birth defects in the fetuses of pregnant women if absorbed.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to Finasteride.
Do not take this medication if you have prostate cancer or if you have previously been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Inform your physician if you have had a history of liver disease.
Inform your doctor if you are suffering from difficulties with urinating or have any issues with your bladder.
One of the side effects of Fincar is lightheadedness. If you experience disorientation or loss of consciousness while you are taking this medication do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Inform your physician of any medications, prescribed or over the counter, which you may be taking.