Finpecia 1 mg

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About the drug

Finpecia 1 mg tablet is used to treat hair loss in men caused due to Male Pattern Baldness.

This drug works by increasing hair growth and further preventing hair loss. 

Uses of Finpecia 1 mg 

Tab Finpecia 1 mg is used to treat Androgenetic Alopecia in men. The disorder is commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness. 

It is a common condition in males.

Men with Male Pattern Baldness experience gradual thinning of hair on the scalp. 

Hair loss primarily affects hair present in the front and crown area of the scalp.

It often leads to receding hairline or balding of the top of the head. 

Finpecia Tablet prevents further hair loss and helps hair to regrow. 

It stops the production of a hormone that causes excessive hair fall or baldness. 

You need to use Finpecia 1 mg regularly to get the benefits.

Finpecia 1 mg

Working of the drug

1 mg strength tablet of Finpecia contains Finasteride as its active ingredient. 

Finasteride belongs to the group of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. 

A hormone named Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes hair follicles to miniaturize, which results in baldness in men.

Finasteride works by reducing DHT levels in the body by restricting the conversion of testosterone to DHT. 

This reduction in results reverses the balding process and helps to prevent further hair loss.

Several research studies have shown that regular therapy of Finpecia for 1-2 years has reduced hair loss by 80%. It shows the effectiveness of the medicine against Male Pattern Baldness. 

How to take Finpecia 1 mg?

The medicine comes only as oral pills. 

One should take the Alopecia tablets only after the doctor's consultation. 

They are usually taken as a single dose daily. 

The medicine shows benefits after three months of continuous use. 

If you discontinue the consumption of Finpecia, it might reverse the effect in about 12 months. 

You should not crush, chew or break the tablet and take it as a whole. It is better to take medicine at the same time every day. 

The medicine dosage depends on the disease severity, age, and body weight. 

Hence, take it according to your doctor's recommendation. 

Side effects

Tab Finpecia 1 mg is a trusted medication for pattern hair loss in men. However, in some cases, it can cause common side effects, such as:

These side effects are usually temporary and may disappear with a regular intake of drugs. 

If the side effects persist, please consult your doctor immediately. 

Some rare Finpecia 1 mg tablet side effects might include, 

  • Swelling in lips, tongue, or throat
  • Depression


Drug Interactions

  • Amlodipine
  • Benidipine
  • Cilnidipine
  • Felodipine
  • Vitamins and Herbal medicines might also interact with Finpecia 1 mg. 

Disease Interactions

Liver Diseases: The active ingredient in Finpecia 1 mg, Finasteride, is actively metabolized in the liver. 
Hence, if you have a history of liver disease, please take medicine only with a doctor's consultation. 

Urinary Obstruction: Alopecia medicine is not recommended for patients with obstruction in urinary flow. 

Precautions to be taken 

  • Avoid taking Finpecia if you are allergic to Finasteride. It might show allergic reactions like trouble breathing and hives. 
  • Avoid taking medicine if you have a history of prostate cancer. 
  • Tab Finpecia 1 mg should be strictly avoided in pregnant and lactating women. 
  • You should keep it away from the reach of kids. 


Keep the medicine at room temperature between 15℃ to 30℃. You should keep it away from sunlight and moisture. 

General Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I use Finpecia 1 mg?

You should use Finpecia 1 mg regularly for 3-4 months to see the benefits. If stopped in between, the effects of the medicine can be reversed. 

Does Finpecia regrow hair?

Finpecia is a trusted medicine to treat Androgenetic Alopecia in men. It contributes to the reduction of hair loss and also promotes hair growth. 

Does Finpecia thicken hair? 

Finpecia 1 mg is used to treat Male Pattern Baldness. Clinical research has shown that it promotes hair growth and also thickens the miniaturized hair. Cipla Ltd manufactures the drug. 

How do I know if Finpecia is working? 

After continuous use of Finpecia 1 mg for three to six months, you start seeing the benefits. 

You might notice that your hair loss is reduced. With the continued medication, you might observe noticeable improvements in the hair count. 


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