Client Drugs Info
What’s on this leaflet
This leaflet solutions some widespread questions on PROPECIA. It doesn’t comprise all
the accessible data.
It doesn’t take the place of speaking to your physician or pharmacist.
All medicines have dangers and advantages. Your physician has weighed the dangers of you taking
PROPECIA in opposition to the advantages they count on it should have for you.
In case you have any considerations about taking this drugs, ask your physician or pharmacist.
Preserve this leaflet with the drugs.
You could have to learn it once more.
What PROPECIA is used for
PROPECIA is to be used by males solely.
PROPECIA is used to deal with males with male sample hair loss to extend hair development
on the scalp and to forestall additional hair loss.
Male sample hair loss (also called androgenetic alopecia) is a standard situation
through which males expertise thinning of the hair on the scalp. This usually leads to a
receding hair line and/or balding on the highest of the top. These adjustments usually
begin to happen in some males of their 20s and turn out to be extra widespread with age. As soon as hair
loss has occurred over an extended time frame, the hair could also be completely misplaced.
Male sample hair loss is considered attributable to a mix of household historical past
(heredity) and manufacturing of a specific male hormone, known as dihydrotestosterone
(DHT). Males with male sample hair loss have extra DHT within the balding a part of their
scalp than in different components, leading to elevated hair loss.
How PROPECIA works
PROPECIA particularly lowers the degrees of DHT within the scalp, thus serving to to reverse
the balding course of.
PROPECIA doesn’t have an effect on hair on different components of the physique.
Males with delicate to average, however not full, hair loss can count on to learn from
the usage of PROPECIA. In ladies who have been studied, PROPECIA was not efficient within the
remedy of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
There must be no want to vary your traditional hair care routine (for instance, shampooing
or haircuts) as a result of you take PROPECIA.
PROPECIA is just not addictive.
Earlier than you’re taking PROPECIA
When you will need to not take it
Don’t take PROPECIA if:
you’ve an allergy to PROPECIA or any of the elements listed on the finish of this
Signs of an allergic response to PROPECIA might embody pores and skin rash, or swelling of
the lips or face.
the packaging is torn or reveals indicators of tampering
the expiry date on the pack has handed.
For those who take this drugs after the expiry date has handed, it could not work.
In case you are unsure whether or not you need to begin taking PROPECIA, speak to your physician.
Don’t give PROPECIA to youngsters or ladies.
Girls who’re pregnant or could also be pregnant should not take PROPECIA, deal with crushed or
damaged tablets or deal with tablets with moist palms.
If the lively ingredient in PROPECIA is absorbed after swallowing the pill or by
the pores and skin by a girl who’s pregnant with a male child, it could trigger the male child to
be born with abnormalities of the intercourse organs.
Entire tablets are coated to forestall contact with the lively ingredient throughout regular
dealing with, offered that the tablets have not been crushed or damaged.
If a pregnant girl swallows PROPECIA, handles crushed or damaged tablets or handles
tablets with moist palms, her physician have to be consulted instantly.
PROPECIA is to be used by males solely.
Earlier than you begin to take it
Inform your physician if:
1. you’ve or have had any medical situations
2. you’ve any allergy symptoms to every other medicines or every other substances, equivalent to meals,
preservatives or dyes.
In case you have not instructed your physician about any of the above, inform them earlier than you’re taking
Taking different medicines
Inform your physician in case you are taking every other medicines, together with medicines that you just
purchase with no prescription out of your pharmacy, grocery store or well being meals store.
Some medicines might have an effect on the best way different medicines work. Nonetheless, PROPECIA has not
been proven to intervene with different medicines.
Driving and working equipment
PROPECIA mustn’t have an effect on your means to drive or function equipment.
How a lot to take
Take PROPECIA solely when prescribed by your physician.
The dose is one pill taken as soon as every day. PROPECIA is not going to work quicker or higher
in the event you take it greater than as soon as a day.
Swallow PROPECIA with a glass of water.
It doesn’t matter in the event you take PROPECIA earlier than or after meals.
Comply with all instructions given to you by your physician rigorously.
They might differ from the knowledge contained on this leaflet.
If you don’t perceive the directions on the field, ask your physician or pharmacist
For those who overlook to take it
Whether it is nearly time on your subsequent dose, skip the dose you missed and take your subsequent
dose when you’re meant to.
If it isn’t practically time on your subsequent dose, take it as quickly as you keep in mind, and
then return to taking your pill as you’d usually.
In case you are unsure whether or not to skip the dose, speak to your physician or pharmacist.
Don’t take a double dose to make up for the dose that you just missed.
In case you have bother remembering to take your tablets, ask your pharmacist for some
How lengthy to take it
Male sample hair loss is a situation that develops over an extended time frame. As a result of
it takes time for brand new hair to develop, you’ll not see speedy outcomes. Usually,
day by day use for 3 months or extra could also be crucial earlier than you discover elevated hair development
or prevention of additional loss. Proceed taking PROPECIA for so long as your physician
For those who cease taking it
For those who cease taking the tablets your hair loss is prone to resume.
For those who take an excessive amount of (overdose)
Instantly phone your physician or Poisons Info Centre (phone 13 11 26)
for recommendation, in the event you suppose that you just or anybody else might have taken an excessive amount of PROPECIA.
Do that even when there are not any indicators of discomfort or poisoning.
When you are utilizing PROPECIA
Issues you will need to do
In case you are about to be began on any new drugs inform your physician and pharmacist
that you’re taking PROPECIA.
Issues you will need to not do
Don’t give PROPECIA to anybody else, even when they’ve the identical situation as you.
Inform your physician or pharmacist as quickly as doable if you don’t really feel effectively whilst you
are taking PROPECIA.
PROPECIA helps most males with male sample hair loss, however it could have undesirable aspect
results in a number of males. All medicines can have uncomfortable side effects. Typically they’re critical,
more often than not they don’t seem to be. You could want medical remedy in the event you get a few of the
uncomfortable side effects.
Ask your physician or pharmacist to reply any questions you might have.
Inform your physician in the event you discover any of the next they usually fear you:
issue in attaining an erection that continues after stopping PROPECIA
much less need for intercourse that continued after stopping PROPECIA
decreased quantity of semen launched throughout intercourse (this lower doesn’t seem to intervene
with regular sexual perform).
It is very important perceive that, in medical trials, these negative effects disappeared
in males who stopped taking PROPECIA, in addition to in lots of males who continued remedy.
Issues with ejaculation that proceed after stopping medicine have been reported
sometimes. Inform your physician in the event you discover this and it worries you.
Male infertility and/or poor high quality of semen have been reported sometimes. Enchancment
within the high quality of semen has been reported after stopping PROPECIA.
Inform your physician instantly in the event you discover any of the next:
breast swelling and/or tenderness
In uncommon circumstances, male breast most cancers has been reported.
breast lumps, ache or discharge from the nipples.
pores and skin rash, itchiness
hives or nettlerash (pinkish, itchy swellings on the pores and skin)
blood in semen
depressions (emotions of extreme disappointment and unworthiness) together with suicidal ideas
These are unusual uncomfortable side effects which were reported with PROPECIA.
Inform your physician instantly or go to accident and emergency at your nearest hospital
if the next occurs:
swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face
These could also be signs of a critical allergic response to PROPECIA, which can trigger
issue in swallowing or respiration. You could want pressing medical consideration. Critical
uncomfortable side effects are uncommon.
Different uncomfortable side effects not listed above might happen in some males. Inform your physician or pharmacist
in the event you discover every other negative effects.
After utilizing PROPECIA
Preserve your tablets within the blister pack till it’s time to take them.
For those who take the tablets out of the blister pack they could not preserve effectively.
By no means put the tablets in one other field or container, as they could get blended up.
Preserve PROPECIA in a cool dry place the place the temperature stays under 30°C. Don’t retailer
it or every other drugs within the toilet or close to a sink.
Don’t go away it within the automobile or on window sills.
Warmth and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Preserve it the place youngsters can’t attain it.
A locked cabinet at the least one-and-a-half metres above the bottom is an efficient place
to retailer medicines.
In case your physician tells you to cease taking the tablets, or the tablets have handed their
expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any which can be left over.
What it seems like
PROPECIA comes as a tan, octagon-shaped pill with a ‘P’ brand marked on one aspect
and ‘PROPECIA’ marked on the opposite.
A pack incorporates 7, 28 or 84 tablets in a blister pack.
finasteride 1 mg per pill
pregelatinised maize starch
sodium starch glycollate
opadry YS-5-17266, beige
PROPECIA doesn’t comprise gluten, sucrose, tartrazine or every other azo dyes.
Organon Pharma Pty Ltd
26 Talavera Street
MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113
This leaflet was final revised in January 2021.
Australian Register Quantity:
AUST R 62084