"Finasteride leaflet for Propecia 1mg"

This is the information leaflet for Propecia 1mg - order the original finasteride

Always read carefully the information leaflet before you start using this medicine because it contains information that is of importance to your health and safety.

This leaflet contains the following information:

For what purpose is Propecia used?

Propecia should be only used by men and women and children need to avoid to come into contact with this medication.

Propecia contains a medicine called finasteride.

Propecia is used for the treatment of male pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia). If you have any questions after reading this information leaflet related to finasteride and male hair loss then please contact your doctor.

Male pattern baldness occurs in many men. The current state of science assumes that this type of hair loss is caused by genetic factors and a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (abbreviated as DHT). This hormone has a negative effect on the hair which causes the growth cycle to shorten and the hairs to become thinner.

Through the use of Propecia, finasteride in the scalp will lower the concentrations of the DHT hormone. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase type 2, which is present in the scalp, and which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Propecia works in most cases, only in men who are in the early or middle stage of hair loss; it will slow their hair loss. In half of these men also an improvement of their hair loss will occur.

When should I not use Propecia or take extra care?

When should I not use Propecia?

  • If you are allergic to the drug finasteride
  • If you are a woman
If you are unsure whether you should use Propecia, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

When to take special care with Propecia?

  • Propecia should not be taken by children
  • If you have had any medical problems in the past and / or allergies, discuss them with your doctor before using this medication

Are you taking other medicines?

Are you taking other medicines alongside Propecia, or have you done so not long ago? You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes medicines obtained without a prescription. In general, Propecia can be used without problems with other medications.

What you should pay attention to with eating and drinking?

You can take Propecia with or without food.


Propecia is only effective for men who are in the early or middle stages of male pattern baldness.

  • Women who are (maybe) pregnant should not under any circumstances take Propecia
  • These women should avoid at all times contact with broken or crushed tablets
  • The active ingredient in Propecia is finasteride. If this is taken by a pregnant women or absorbed through her skin it may give rise to a male baby born with abnormalities of the sex organs
  • If a pregnant woman comes into contact with Propecia, she should report it immediately to her doctor
  • Propecia tablets have a film coating which can prevent contact with finasteride if handled normally. Avoid tablets to be broken or crushed
For further questions, contact your doctor or physician

Driving and operation of machines

There is no evidence that the use of Propecia affects driving or operating machinery.

Propecia contains lactose

Propecia contains lactose, which is a sugar. If you cannot tolerate some sugars according to your doctor, contact your doctor before using this medication.

How to take Propecia?

Always carefully follow the instructions of your doctor or pharmacist. If you have any questions about how to use this medication, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.

Use of Propecia

  • The guideline for this drug is one tablet, taken once a day
  • You can take the tablet with or without food
  • Propecia will not work better if you take more often or more Propecia
Your doctor will advise whether Propecia works for you. You must use Propecia as long as your doctor prescribes. Propecia will only be effective in the long term if you continue taking it.

You have taken too much of this medicine?

If you have taken too much Propecia than you are strongly advised to immediately contact your doctor.

Have you forgotten to take this medicine?

  • If you forgot to take Propecia, skip the dose for that day and continue the habitual intake the next day
  • Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose

What happens if I stop taking Propecia?

The effects of Propecia do not occur immediate but take 3 to 6 months to manifest. It is therefore important to keep taking Propecia as long as your doctor tells you to use it. Once you stop taking Propecia, you can expect the hair that you have won back are lost within the following 9 to 12 months. If you have any other questions, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects of Propecia?

The use of Propecia can have side effects as with all other medications. This does not therefore apply to everyone. The side effects generally go away over time or as soon as you stop using Propecia.

Uncommon (1 to 10 users in 1,000):

  • Decreased sexual drive
  • Problems getting an erection
  • Problems with ejaculation such as a decrease in semen volume
  • Depressed mood

Other side effects of which the frequency of occurrence is not known:

  • Allergic reactions such as itching, rash, hives, and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and face
  • Painful or swollen breasts
  • Pain in the testes
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Persisting problems with getting an erection after treatment was discontinued
  • Persisting decreased sex drive after the treatment was discontinued
  • Persisting reduced amount of seed material after treatment was discontinued
  • Infertility is reported by men who have used finasteride for a lengthy period of time and also had other risk factors that may affect fertility. After discontinuation of the treatment the quality of ejaculation improved or returned to normal levels. There has further been no research on the effects of long term use of finasteride.
  • Increased liver enzymes
If you notice any change in your breast tissue such as lumps, pain, an increase in breast tissue, or discharge from a nipple, you should tell your doctor immediately as this may be signs of a serious condition such as breast cancer.

You should immediately stop using finasteride if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • Difficulties in swallowing
  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
If you have suffered from any side effects, or have any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

How to store Propecia?

Please keep Propecia out of the reach and sight of children.

For this medicine, there are no special storage instructions.

Do not use this medication when the expiration date has expired. On the packaging it indicates a month and a year. Do not use this medicine after the last day of that month.

Further information

What substances are there in Propecia?

  • The active ingredient in Propecia is finasteride. Each tablet contains 1 mg finasteride
  • Other substances which are present in the tablet: For the tablet core: 110.4 mg of lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized corn starch, sodium starch glycollate, docusate sodium, magnesium stearate. For the red-brown film coating: talc, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hyprolose, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow and red iron oxide (E172)

What does Propecia and contents of the packaging look like?

  • The tablets are red brown in color, octagonal and spherical, with on one side a stamped "P" logo and on the other side "PROPECIA"
  • The Propecia tablets are supplied in blister packs
  • Each pack contains 4 blisters with 7 tablets, a total of 28 tablets


Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty. Ltd.


MSD International GmbH (Puerto Rico Branch) LLC

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