How it works
Fincar works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
The ideal dosage is one tablet daily.
It may be used with or without food.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
Any stop in treatment and all hair gained will be lost again.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How and where do I store Fincar
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture. Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
You must immediately contact an emergency poison control center if you suspect an overdose.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication..
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
To be avoided
You must avoid using Fincar if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it
• Or to a similar medicine called dutasteride (Avodart).
Fincar is known to be absorbed easily through the skin and hence crushed or broken capsules must never be handled by women who are or plan to become pregnant in the future. If at all, a woman comes in contact with a broken or leaking capsule, then the area must be washed immediately with soap and water. Also, contact a doctor as soon as possible.
Elderly people who use Fincar may be more prone to the side effects of it.
If you notice signs like breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge, or other breast changes then contact your doctor immediately as these are signs of breast cancer.
Fincar must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Fincar is safe in children below years of age.
Information for Pregnant Women
Fincar is not to be used by women. The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category D