Finasteride 1mg helps to treat male pattern hair loss and is made by Accord Healthcare Ltd.
Finasteride 1mg is the generic (non branded) name for Propecia. You can order finasteride as a 1mg tablet to treat hair loss or a receding hairline. Finasteride 5mg is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and is not used to treat hair loss.
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What is finasteride 1mg and what is it used for?
Finasteride 1mg is a medicine used to treat male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia.
You can take finasteride 1mg to promote hair growth in the hair follicles of your scalp.
Finasteride is available as a 1mg tablet that you take once a day. If you stop taking finasteride 1mg tablets, you may start to lose your hair again.
Finasteride 1mg side effects & contraindications
When you take finasteride 1mg, you might get side effects. These side effects usually last for a short period of time. You can speak to a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist, at any time for advice on what to do.
Less common side effects of finasteride include:
- decreased interest in sex
- skin rash
- difficulty in having or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
- ejaculation disorders
You can read the patient information leaflet inside your pack of finasteride for more details.
When you should not use finasteride 1mg tablets
You should not take finasteride 1mg if you:
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in finasteride 1mg tablets
- are a woman
- are under 18 years old
- have prostate cancer or have had this in the past
- have breast cancer
If you have liver disease, speak to a doctor to discuss if finasteride is suitable for you.
If you notice any changes in your chest area, such as pain, lumps or unexpected enlargement, tell your doctor immediately. This may be an early sign of male breast cancer.
Effects on fertility
Finasteride 1mg might affect your fertility while you are using it. If you are thinking about having children, speak to your doctor before starting to use finasteride.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women or women of childbearing age should not handle broken or crushed finasteride tablets. Birth defects can occur if finasteride is absorbed through the skin by pregnant women. Studies have shown that the amount of the medication that passes into a man’s sperm is not at a high enough level to cause problems when trying to become pregnant or during pregnancy.
Drug interactions with other medications
Finasteride 1mg is unlikely to interact with other medications. If you are currently using minoxidil to treat male pattern hair loss and want to take finasteride, speak to a doctor first.
Finasteride 1mg works as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor to stop hair loss.
Hair loss occurs when:
- testosterone converts to a different hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in your scalp
- the build-up of DHT in your hair follicles can lead to hair loss
Finasteride 1mg works by stopping the production of DHT in your body. This helps reverse the hair loss process and promotes hair regrowth.
If you have complete hair loss, you may not benefit from using finasteride 1mg. This is because the changes that have already happened to the hair follicles will not be able to be reversed.
You can take finasteride 1mg tablets if you are an adult male that is losing their hair (also called androgenetic alopecia).
Finasteride 1mg is most likely to work for you if your hair loss is mild or moderate. If you have bald patches where hair no longer grows, finasteride may not work for you.
Finasteride 1mg tablets are the same as Propecia. You can get finasteride 1mg as a generic (non-branded) medicine. Propecia is a brand name for finasteride 1mg. Propecia contains the same active ingredient, finasteride 1mg, and works in the same way.
Finasteride 1mg and Propecia both treat male hair loss or male pattern baldness.
You should take 1 finasteride 1mg tablet daily, at around the same time each day. Taking more finasteride than you are prescribed will not make it work any faster.
You can take finasteride with or without food. You should swallow your finasteride tablet whole with water.
You should see an improvement in your hair growth between 3 to 6 months after taking finasteride 1mg daily.
What do you do if you forget to take finasteride 1mg?
If you forget to take finasteride 1mg, do not take 2 tablets to make up for the tablet you missed. You should continue to take finasteride as usual from your next dose.
What do you do if you take more finasteride 1mg tablets than prescribed?
If you have taken more finasteride tablets than prescribed, contact 999 right away or go to your nearest hospital with your pack of tablets.
Which active ingredients does finasteride 1mg contain?
The active ingredient in finasteride tablets is finasteride 1mg.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, cellulose, microcrystalline (E460), pregelatinised maize starch, sodium starch glycolate, lauryl macrogolglycerides, magnesium stearate (E572), hypromellose (E464), titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 6000, iron oxide red (E172) and iron oxide yellow (E172).
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How should finasteride 1mg be disposed of?
To dispose of your finasteride 1mg tablets, take them to your local pharmacy. Do not throw away your finasteride tablets in the bin or down the drain at home.
How should finasteride 1mg be stored?
You should store finasteride 1mg tablets in their original packaging, at room temperature and away from sunlight and moisture. Keep finasteride away from children or pets.
What does finasteride 1mg look like?
Finasteride 1mg tablets are round and reddish-brown with ‘F1’ marked on one side. If your finasteride 1mg tablets look different, check the patient information leaflet in your box of tablets. Tablets can look different depending on the generic brand of finasteride 1mg tablets.
In which pack sizes is finasteride 1mg available?
Finasteride 1mg tablets are available in pack sizes of 28, 30 and 84 tablets. Your doctor may prescribe more than 1 pack.
Information on the manufacturer
The company that holds the marketing authorisation of finasteride is Accord Healthcare Limited, Sage House, 319 Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HF, UK.
Finasteride is manufactured by Accord Health Limited.
Depending on the generic brand available at your time of purchase.
Dr Kathryn Basford
Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with ZAVA. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.Meet our doctors
Article created: 16 Sep 2021
Last reviewed: 16 Sep 2021
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