PROPECIA 1MG TABLET
Each film-coated tablet of FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) contains 1 mg of finasteride.
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound that is a specific inhibitor of Type II 5a-reductase, an intracellular enzyme that metabolizes the androgen testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is described chemically as: N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-3-oxo-4-aza-5a-androst-1-ene-17?-carboxamide.
Its empirical formula is C23H36N2O2.
Finasteride is a white, crystalline solid with a molecular weight of 372.55. It is freely soluble in chloroform and in lower alcohol solvents but is practically insoluble in water.
Indications / Uses :
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is indicated for the treatment of men with male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss.
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is not indicated for use in women (see Use in Pregnancy & Lactation) or children.
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is not effective in postmenopausal women with androgenetic alopecia
May be taken with or without food.
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is contraindicated in the following: Use in women when they are or may potentially be pregnant (See Use in Pregnancy & Lactation).
Hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is not indicated for use in women or children.
Special Precautions :
In clinical studies with FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) in men 18-41 years of age, the mean value of serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) decreased from 0.7 ng/mL at baseline to 0.5 ng/mL at Month 12. When FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is used for treatment of male pattern hair loss in older men who also have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), consideration should be given to the fact that, in older men with BPH, PSA levels are decreased by approximately 50%.
Use in Children: FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) is not indicated for use in children.
Use in Elderly: Clinical studies with FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) have not been conducted in elderly men with male pattern hair loss.