Propecia is a medication prescribed to help control hair loss in men. It is especially used to control male pattern baldness, a form of baldness where the hair thins around the scalp, thus causing the top of the head to become bald. It works by helping to stop the production of hormones that can cause hair growth in the scalp to stop. This medication can be used to control hair growth and to keep hair healthy. However, it is not prescribed to cure male pattern baldness, it is only used to help in keeping the effects of this condition from becoming worse with time.
Seven things you must know before you buy Propecia® online
Generic Name: finasteride
Propecia is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area. Propecia is not for women or children.
If you are pregnant or have children do not use Propecia. Do not even handle crushed or broken tablets. Propecia could possibly be absorbed and cause potential risk to a male fetus.
Propecia can affect a blood test called PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) for the screening of prostate cancer. If you have a PSA test done, you should tell your doctor that you are taking Propecia.
Propecia has side effects such as less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection, and a decrease in the amount of semen. Other side effects can include breast tenderness and enlargement, depression, allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips and face, problems with ejaculation, testicular pain difficulty in achieving an erection that continued after stopping the medication, and in rare cases, male breast cancer.
While taking Propecia you should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain, or nipple discharge.
While taking Propecia you may need to take Propecia daily for three months or more before you see a benefit.
If you are over 65 the efficacy of Propecia in the elderly has not been established.
If you have abnormal liver functions you should first discuss Propecia with your Physician, because Finasteride is metabolized extensively in the liver.
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You should tell your doctor about all of your allergies, first and foremost. If you have an allergy to medicines that have the same compounds as finasteride, beware; finasteride is the scientific name for Propecia. All medications that you use should be discussed with your doctor before using Propecia. This includes not only prescriptions but also any herbal or mineral supplements that you might be using. In addition, you should tell your doctor if you have had a liver disease in your past. Your doctor may need to change your dosage as a result of this information.
It is imperative that you tell your doctor if you live with women and plan on keeping your medication in a home with women. Propecia is a medication that should only be taken by men. A woman who is pregnant could harm her fetus if she ends up taking Propecia by accident.
You should take a full tablet of Propecia orally and should avoid taking pills that appear damaged or broken. You will need to take one tablet every day as prescribed. It’s important to take it at the same time every day, too. You should take any missed doses as soon as you remember that you may have missed. If you are very close to the next dosage period do not take the pill that you missed – simply continue taking Propecia as prescribed.
It helps to take Propecia for a few months. It can take roughly three months’ time to see any visible effects from taking Propecia. The progress that normally comes with taking Propecia can be negated if you stop taking it before the recommended prescription is empty. If your hair does start to grow back after taking Propecia, do not stop taking it or the hair could fall out. You may end up having to take Propecia for at least a year before you can stop using it. If within twelve months you do not see any progress, (either your hair not falling out anymore or even growing back) inform your doctor.
You should also stop taking Propecia and call your doctor immediately if you experience severe side effects. These include side effects like discharges from the nipples, changes in breast tissues or swelling around the face.
Propecia Side Effects
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Decreased sexual desire
- Testicles pain
If you experience any of the following, or any other side effects not listed, while of after taking Propecia contact your doctor immediately
- Any sign of allergic reaction, especially swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, or throat
- Changes in the male breasts such as increased size, lumps, pain, or nipple discharge
- Rash, hives or itching