Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and hair loss.
Most important fact about Finasteride?
Women who are or who may become pregnant must not handle crushed or broken finasteride tablets. The medication could be absorbed through the skin. Finasteride is known to cause birth defects in a developing male baby.
How should you take Finasteride?
Finasteride can be taken with or without food. It is important to take finasteride regularly to get the most benefit. Your doctor may perform blood tests or other forms of monitoring during treatment with finasteride.
What side effects may occur?
Stop taking finasteride and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Why should Finasteride not be prescribed?
Finasteride is not indicated for use by women. Do not take or handle this medication if you are pregnant or are could become pregnant during treatment.
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