How does Finax 1 mg work?
Finax 1 mg is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that contains the ingredient Finasteride in it. It blocks the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and stops the production of DHT at its source. As DHT tends to bind with the hair follicles and weaken them over time, Finasteride present in the medicine does not let DHT attack the hair follicles any more and prevents hair loss. An increased rate of hair growth can be experienced after a few months and prostate size decreases in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Uses of this Tablet
Finax 1 mg is used to treat the problem of androgenetic alopecia (or pattern hair loss) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. It contains the active ingredient Finasteride that helps to stop hair loss and decrease the size of the prostate.
Finax 1 mg tablet should be taken once daily or as advised by the doctor. Do not consume more than one tablet in 24 hours. Make sure that you take it at the same time every day so that you don’t miss a dose. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine daily and avoid missing a dose. The effects of this medicine can be experienced in 3-4 months in men with androgenetic alopecia and can take anywhere around 6 months in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The effects may vary from person to another depending upon their age, medical condition, etc.
Missed Dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it’s time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose. Do not take a double dose or multiple doses to make up for the missed dose. Avoid missing a dose as hair loss will occur again if you stop taking the medication.
Overdose: In case of an overdose, side-effects may occur. If an overdose is suspected, seek medical help immediately.
As with any other medication, there are some side-effects that can occur while taking Finax 1 mg. These include:
- Breast tenderness
- Abdominal pain
- Pain in testicles
- Rapid weight gain
- Runny nose
- Loss of sexual interest
- Swelling in hands or feet
If problems persist for long, contact your doctor immediately.
Before taking this Medicine
Finax 1 mg may not be suitable for you if you have certain medical conditions. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know:
- If you have prostate cancer.
- If you have kidney or liver disease.
- If you are allergic to Finasteride, Dutasteride, or any other medications.
- If you are pregnant. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women or women who are trying to have a baby as it can be harmful to the fetus.
- If you have urination problems.
- If you have a bladder muscle disorder.
- If you have a history of stroke, heart attack, etc.
- If you are taking any other treatment for hair loss.
- If you are undergoing any surgery, treatment, or recovering through one.
If you take any medications or OTC drugs for existing health conditions or for any other purposes, let your doctor know about them. The following contains the list of drugs that should not be taken in combination with Finax 1 mg:
- Blood thinners such as warfarin
- Antifungals such as ketoconazole
- Herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wort
- HIV drugs such as ritonavir, atazanavir, and indinavir
Interaction with alcohol
The interaction of this medicine with alcohol hasn’t been studied. Talk to your doctor before consuming alcohol alongside Finax 1 mg tablet.
Food interactions haven’t been clinically established yet.
Important Storage Instructions
Finax 1 mg tablets should always be stored safely in their original packaging.
- Make sure that you keep the tablets out of reach of children and pets.
- Do not consume the tablets if they have expired.
- Keep the tablets in a cool, dry place, and away from moisture, heat, and light.
- If the pack is opened, store the tablets in an airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Finax good for hair growth?
Ans. Yes! Finax tablet is an approved treatment for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth in men. It decreases the amount of DHT in the body and leads to increased hair regrowth and potentially slows down hair loss.
Can Finasteride be used in females?
Ans. Finasteride has been approved only for use in men. Because of the risk of teratogenicity in a male fetus, it is not recommended for use in pregnant women or women who are planning to get pregnant. Though it helps with female pattern hair loss, it still hasn’t been approved for use in women.
Which is better – Finasteride or Minoxidil?
Ans. Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor whereas Minoxidil is a vasodilator. Finasteride blocks the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and stops hair loss by decreasing the amount of DHT.
On the other hand, Minoxidil doesn’t stop hair loss. It helps grow new thicker hair by promoting blood flow to the hair follicles and the necessary nutrients and oxygen that are vital for hair growth. Both the medications when used in combination have been known to show significant results.
Can Finax thicken hair?
Ans. Yes! Hair can grow faster and thicker when you take this medication. It doesn’t change the hair texture or quality, however, many users have reported an increased rate of hair regrowth and hair thickness.
When should I take this medicine?
Ans. There’s no set time for taking this medicine. Take it anytime but make sure that you take it at the same time every day to increase its effectiveness. Also, don’t forget to take your dose daily.