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Fincar

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What is Fincar used for?
Fincar produced by Cipla Ltd. is an Indian generic version of US drug Proscar, thus being a generic Fincar has the same efficiency as Proscar does, but it is much cheaper. Fincar is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in order to:
 - prevent any urological complications and reduce the need for surgical procedure;
 - reduce the size of enlarged prostate gland, thus, to improve the urine flow and reduce the severity of symptoms related to benign enlargement of the prostate.
Fincar therapy is prescribed to the patients with enlarged prostate.

What is the mode of action of Fincar?
The active ingredient of Fincar pills is Finasteride (5mg in each pill), a well-known anticancer hormonal agent. It inhibits 5-alpha-reductase Type II, the enzyme which transforms testosterone into its more active form – dihydrotestosterone. Thus depending on the dosage Finasteride is approved for the treatment of male pattern baldness (1mg of Finasteride) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (5mg of Finasteride).

What is the proper dosage of Fincar?
Usually the recommended dosage is 1 pill (5mg) per day without regard to food. All recommendations regarding the taking of this drug should be given by your physician. If in the process of Fincar therapy you should not stop taking it even if you feel better, do not miss your dose.

What are the contraindications to using Fincar?
Do not take Fincar if you’re allergic or hypersensitive to Finasteride. This drug must not be used by women or children. Prior to taking Fincar inform your physician in case you have prostate cancer, liver diseases, infectious prostatitis or problems with urination. Pregnant women and women of childbearing age should avoid any contacts with broken or crushed Fincar pill because its possible penetration into the body through the skin can cause abnormality of fetus external genitalia development.

What are the side effects of Fincar?
The possible side effects when taking Fincar are: testicular pain, ejaculate volume reduction, gynecomastia, libido decrease, allergic reactions. In some cases side effects may disappear even if the patient continues taking Fincar. If any of the listed above symptoms or any other conditions you think are related to taking Fincar appear please contact your physician immediately.
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