FINAX TABLET

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SKU
FIN0003
 
Manufacturer : DRL-DR REDDYS LABORATORIES
Composition : FINASTERIDE-1MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : FINAX TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
Drug Ingredient Information
FINASTERIDE-1MG

FINASTERIDE

Information for patients
Drug Information Finasteride contains a medicine called finasteride. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘5-alpha reductase inhibitors’.Finasteride shrinks the prostate gland in men when it is swollen. The prostate gland is found underneath the bladder (but only in men). It produces the fluid found in semen. A swollen prostate gland can lead to a condition called ‘benign prostatic hyperplasia’ or BPH. If you have BPH it means that your prostate gland is swollen. It can press on the tube that urine passes through, on its way out of your body. This can lead to problems such as: •feeling like you need to pass urine more often, especially at night •feeling that you must pass urine right away •finding it difficult to start passing urine •when you pass urine the flow of urine is weak •when you pass urine the flow stops and starts •feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely. In some men, BPH can lead to more serious problems, such as: •urinary tract infections •a sudden inability to pass urine •the need for surgery •BPH is not cancer and does not lead to cancer, but the two conditions can be present at the same time. •Before you start Finasteride, your doctor will do some simple tests to check whether you have prostate cancer.Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about this.
Drug Alert
Alert •you are a woman (because this medicine is for men) •you are allergic (hypersensitive) to finasteride or any of the other ingredients. Do not take Finasteride if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.Finasteride should not be used in children
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •you are a woman (because this medicine is for men) •you are allergic (hypersensitive) to finasteride or any of the other ingredients. Do not take Finasteride if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.Finasteride should not be used in children
Drug Special Care Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: your partner is pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You should use a condom or other barrier method of contraception when taking Finasteride. This is because your semen could contain a tiny amount of the drug and may affect the normal development of the baby’s sex organs. •you are going to have a blood test called PSA. This is because Finasteride can affect the results of this test.If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Finasteride.
Drug Drug Interactions Finasteride does not usually affect other medicines. Always tell your doctor about all medicines you are taking or planning to take, including any obtained without a prescription.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction •Finasteride should not be taken by women. •Do not touch crushed or broken Finasteride tablets if you are a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant (whole tablets are coated to stop contact with the medicine during normal use). This is because this medicine may affect the normal development of the baby’s sex organs. •If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with crushed or broken Finasteride tablets, speak to your doctor.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction •Finasteride should not be taken by women. •Do not touch crushed or broken Finasteride tablets if you are a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant (whole tablets are coated to stop contact with the medicine during normal use). This is because this medicine may affect the normal development of the baby’s sex organs. •If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with crushed or broken Finasteride tablets, speak to your doctor.
Drug Machinery Interaction Finasteride is not likely to affect you being able to drive, use tools or machines
Drug More Information Finasteride can be taken with or without food.
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Finasteride contains lactose, which is a type of sugar. If you have ever been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Drug quanitty •The usual dose is one tablet each day
Drug Dose •Take this medicine by mouth. •Your doctor may prescribe Finasteride along with another medicine (called doxazosin) to help control your BPH
Excess Drug Consumption If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor immediately
Forgot Drug Consumption •If you forget to take a tablet, skip the missed dose. •Take the next dose as usual. •Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Stop Drug Consumption Your condition may show an early improvement after taking Finasteride. However, it may take at least six months for the full effect to develop. It is important to keep taking Finasteride for as long as your doctor tells you, even if you do not feel any benefit straight away. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
General Information If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking it and see your doctor straight away. The signs may include: •Skin rashes, itching, or lumps under your skin (hives) •Swelling of your lips and face
Common Drug Side Effects •You may be unable to have an erection (impotence) •You may have less desire to have sex •You may have problems with ejaculation, for example a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex. This decrease in the amount of semen does not appear to affect normal sexual function. These side effects above may disappear after a while if you continue taking Finasteride. If not, they usually resolve after stopping Finasteride. Other side effects reported in some men are: •Breast swelling or tenderness •Palpitations (feeling your heartbeat) •Changes in the way your liver is working, which can be shown by a blood test •Pain in your testicles You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breast tissue such as lumps, pain, enlargement or nipple discharge as these may be signs of a serious condition, such as breast cancer. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist. It will help if you make a note of what happened, when it started and how long it lasted.
Rare Drug Side Effects
Very Rare Drug Side Effects
Drug Side Effects Symptoms Finasteride (finasteride) is not licensed to treat prostate cancer. Information collected for a clinical trial in men taking finasteride for 7 years showed: •The number of men who developed prostate cancer was lower in men taking finasteride compared with those taking nothing. •The number of men who had a high score in a tumour grading system was higher in some of those taking finasteride compared to those taking nothing. •The effect of long-term use of finasteride on tumours of this kind is not known. If you would like further information about the tumour grading system or this trial, please talk to your doctor.
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep your tablets out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store your tablets above 30°C. Keep them in the original package. If you have been given a calendar pack, do not remove the tablets from the blister until you are ready to take the medicine. Do not use Finasteride after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after the letters EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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