What is Propecia?
Regular hair loss is one of the most common problems in men and even in women. Propecia is a medication designed for the treatment of hail loss in men, and men only. It is effective against the form of hair loss called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. About 95% of all cases of hair loss in men are associated with androgenetic alopecia. Propecia is useless against alopecia areata or hair loss triggered by vitamin and nutrient deficiency. More information about various medications for hair loss treatment can be found on www.drugs-med.com.
How does Propecia work?
The working agent of Propecia is finasteride. It works by inhibiting the activity of 5-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone – the hormone that provokes androgenetic alopecia. Thus, it reduces the concentration of dihydrotestosterone in tissues and prevents hair loss.
How to use Propecia?
1 mg Propecia tablet should be taken once a day. It can be taken with or without meals with a glass of water. This medication will not work better or faster if it’s taken more than once a day. Always remember to discuss the use of this medication with your healthcare provider in order to avoid possible side effects and complications.
Are there any contraindications to taking Propecia?
First and foremost, Propecia is not intended for the use in women! Since this preparation can be absorbed through the skin, children and women should not even touch the tablets, not to mention pregnant women – finasteride can cause serious defects of the fetus. Men who are allergic to finasteride should also avoid this medication.
What are the possible side effects of Propecia use?
Propecia can sometimes (rarely though) cause such unpleasant reactions as decreased libido, difficulties with achieving erection, reduced sperm count, some allergic reactions like difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, etc. as well as skin rash, weakness, headache or runny nose. However, any symptoms disappear after discontinuation of the treatment.