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Fincar 5mg tablets contain finasteride 5 mg, which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) and male pattern baldness. Fincar 5mg tablets inhibit the formation of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes enlarged prostate and hair loss.

Fincar 5 mg tablets known as the generic of Finasteride 5 mg, is mainly used to treat BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate) to minimize the prostate size and reduce the risk of urinary retention.

The tablets are also famous for treating male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Androgenic alopecia is a very common type of hair loss in males that affects almost 70% of the men population. It helps in increasing the hair growth and prevents further hair loss from the scalp.

 

The dose of the medicine is fixed after taking into consideration several factors such as severity of condition, response to treatment, drug interaction and so on. Usually the dose that is prescribed is one tablet per day. It is recommended not to take more or less than the dose prescribed by your doctor as it may result in adverse effect in the body.

Fincar may cause the following side effects: headache, runny nose, fainting feeling, skin rash, dizziness, weakness, swelling and tenderness in the breasts, abnormal ejaculations, loss of sex drive, swelling in feet and hands, difficulties reaching an orgasm.

Finasteride shows long-term safety for prostate cancer prevention

Finasteride safely prevented prostate cancer, despite previous findings that suggested the drug increased the risk for high-grade disease, according long-term data published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The latest results report mortality over 2 decades among men in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, which previously found that finasteride reduced risk for prostate cancer by 24.8% compared with placebo.

However, trial results also showed that the drug increased the number of high-grade prostate cancers, leading to a warning label from the FDA. Although additional data showed finasteride improved detection of prostate cancer and high-grade prostate cancer by improving the performance characteristics of PSA testing, digital rectal examination and the prostate biopsy — which could explain the conflicting original results — questions regarding the risk of the drug persisted.

Finasteride, a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, also is used to treat lower urinary tract problems and male pattern baldness.

“The men most likely to benefit are those we see in the study — they are 55 years or older and are undergoing PSA testing,” Ian M. Thompson Jr., MD, chair of the genitourinary cancer committee for SWOG Cancer Research Network and president of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital Medical Center, told HemOnc Today. “The magnitude of the benefit may be greater in men who are at higher risk for prostate cancer, that being a man with a family history or an African-American man. … But what we found in the original study is that all men — regardless of family history, race, ethnicity and so forth — have a risk reduction.”

Researchers of the trial randomly assigned 18,882 men — enrolled from 1993 to 1997 — to receive finasteride or a placebo for 7 years.

At median follow-up of 18.4 years, 42 men in the finasteride group and 56 men in the placebo group had died of prostate cancer.

The 25% lower risk for prostate cancer death with finasteride was not statistically significant (HR = 0.75; 95% CI, 0.5–1.12).

However, Thompson said the results eliminate concerns about the possible risk for more aggressive cancers with finasteride, which he described as an inexpensive and reliable prostate cancer prevention drug.

He said that he is unaware of a clear process that would take the warning label off the drug.

“But it’s not just changing the warning. It’s also putting in the label that this drug results in an unequivocal reduction in the risk for cancer,” Thompson told HemOnc Today. “This is really a big deal. … If we had known this at the time the study was originally published, my suspicion is that many or most men who are [aged] 55 years or older would be taking this medication. But because it had a stain on it … it’s kind of like a sticky fact. The trick will be helping the community get rid of that sticky fact and go back to this original discovery.

“This is the most common cancer in men,” Thompson added. “If men at risk for prostate cancer took this, we could eliminate 40,000 to 50,000 prostate cancer [diagnoses] a year, and that’s a huge deal from a cost and suffering standpoint.” – by John DeRosier

For more information:

Ian M. Thompson Jr., MD, can be reached at: ian.thompson2@christushealth.org.

Disclosures: The NCI and NIH funded this study. Thompson reports no relevant financial disclosures. Please see the study for all other authors’ relevant financial disclosures.

What is the Role of the Pharmacological Use of Finasteride in Male Patients?
Look at the most common pharmacological use of finasteride in males

Finasteride is a popular drug known for its multiple uses. You can find finasteride in drug stores as Proscar and Propecia. The drug is used mainly as treatments for androgenetic alopecia popularly known as male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate. The most common pharmacological use of finasteride in male patients include:

Scalp hair loss

Treating male pattern baldness (a condition that develops in almost 80 percent of Caucasian men) is one of the most popular uses of finasteride. In the United States, finasteride is one of two drugs approved by the FDA for treatment of hair pattern loss.

Finasteride works by lowering the level of scalp and serum DHT. By doing this, finasteride can maintain or increase the number of terminal hairs in the anagen phase by inhibiting and sometimes reversing miniaturization of the hair follicle. Finasteride has shown to be most effective on the vertex but can reduce hair loss in all areas of the scalp.

The drug has been shown to provide up to 30 percent improvement in hair loss after six months of treatment. One thing to note is that the effectiveness of finasteride persists as long as the drug is taken. The drug should be taken regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.

Enlarged prostate

It is best to buy finasteride tablets online. The drug is known to improve BPH symptoms such as difficulty urinating, getting up during the night to urinate, hesitation at the start and end of urination, and decreased urinary flow.

In long-term studies, finasteride has been shown to reduce the risk of acute urinary retention (−57% at 4 years) and the need for surgery by about 54% over the same period. However, if the drug is discontinued, any therapeutic benefits are reversed within about 6–8 months.

Prostate cancer

In 2010, Cochrane reported that patients who take 5α-reductase inhibitor chemoprevention (like finasteride) have a 25 or 26 percent less chance of developing prostate cancer. An independent study carried out by Medicare claims of that the significant reduction in prostate cancer risk is also maintained even after discontinuation of treatment.

The downside to this is that 5α-reductase inhibitors have been found to increase the risk of developing certain rare but aggressive forms of prostate cancer (27% risk increase), although not all studies have observed this.

Side Effects of Taking Finasteride

Like every other drug, finasteride has its side effects. Some of the common side effects include, decreased sexual ability/desire, in some men, this medication can decrease the amount of semen released during sex.

However, there have been very few reports of serious allergic reaction to this drug. While this is unlikely, you should seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. To know if you have an allergic reaction to this drug: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

P.S: Finasteride is prescribed for only adult males, it should not be taken by women (pregnant women are not advised to handle it) and children.

Finasteride Not Tied to Increase in Prostate Cancer Mortality

(HealthDay News) — Finasteride is not associated with an increased risk for death due to prostate cancer, according to a research letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Noting that a previous trial showed that finasteride was associated with a reduced risk for prostate cancer compared with placebo but a higher risk for high-grade cancer, Phyllis J. Goodman, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues examined whether finasteride would lead to an increase in prostate cancer mortality. To address this question, the authors calculated the cumulative incidence of death from prostate cancer among all participants who underwent randomization.

The researchers found that during 296,842 person-years of follow-up and a median follow-up of 18.4 years, there were 3048 deaths in 9423 men randomly assigned to finasteride (42 due to prostate cancer) and 2979 deaths in 9457 men randomly assigned to placebo (56 due to prostate cancer). The 25% lower risk for death from prostate cancer with finasteride was not statistically significant because of the small number of deaths from prostate cancer.

“The early concerns regarding an association between finasteride and an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer have not been borne out,” the authors write.

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Reference

Goodman PJ. Long-Term Effects of Finasteride on Prostate Cancer Mortality. N Engl J Med 2019; 380:393-394. DOI:10.1056/NEJMc1809961

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by OP Green Tea on Finasteride (FINCAR)

I been on finasteride for 9 years. Thankfully I still have my hair on my crown. My hairline receded but that’s what the hair transplants were for. Now, I did go through erectile dysfunction for a few months but with continued use it went away. I just exercise to keep blood flow good and no problems sexually. Infact, I’m very sexually active lol. Other than that I don’t have any other medical problems. I get minor anxiety but I just take valerian root tea regularly and it gets reduced significantly.

Also, finasteride blocks DHT in the liver. The stronger med that starts with the letter D blocks it in the liver and hair follicle.