Propecia 1mg contains Finasteride that works to prevent hair loss in men. It is a medicinal option for treating hair loss issues. Propecia tablet is a once-daily pill treatment for people suffering from male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
Male pattern hair loss occurs when the hairline recedes and hair thins at the temples and crown area. It has been shown that the condition is hereditary and affects around 50% of the males aged 50 years or older. However, the condition develops in some males in their 20s and becomes more common with age.
Male pattern baldness is believed to be caused by a combination of hereditary and the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (a male hormone). Men with male pattern hair loss have more of this DHT hormone in the balding region compared to other parts, resulting in increased hair loss in men.
Finasteride slows down hair loss and helps stimulate hair regrowth. The regrowth of your hair depends on certain factors, including the location of hair loss on your scalp.
The working mechanism of Finasteride
As mentioned above, DHT contributes to hair loss problems in men. The male hormone is produced in the adrenal gland, testicles, prostate gland, and hair follicles. DHT is derived from testosterone (male sex hormone). The enzyme 5 alpha reductase converts the sex hormone to DHT. In people with androgenic alopecia, DHT adheres to receptors in hair follicles on the scalp. DHT acts on the hair follicle, and as a result, these hair follicles shrink and lose their ability to grow healthy. This causes hairline thinning, and man starts losing hair in a pattern.
How to use:
Start Finasteride 1 mg after consulting your doctor; he will examine and prescribe the right dosage and treatment duration you need to follow to achieve the desired results. He may also prescribe certain tests to identify if any other medication needs to be taken with Propecia 1 mg. Swallow the tablet with water with or without a meal once daily. Don’t leave the treatment between when you start experiencing the result; take the medicine for the prescribed period to achieve maximum benefits.
Do not take Propecia 1mg tablets if you are:
- Allergic to Finasteride or any other ingredients present in the tablet.
- Taking dutasteride or Finasteride 5mg for the treatment of prostate problems is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- A woman should not use this medicine. In clinical trials, it has been shown that the medication is not at all effective for women.
- Inform your doctor about all medicines and supplements you are taking.
If you have doubts about using the medicine, please consult your health care specialist.
Most people using Propecia 1 mg experience decreased sexual health as a side effect. Although there are no clear links between Propecia use and sexual adverse effects have been established. The active component of the medicine, Finasteride, is believed to suppress the level of DHT in the body. DHT plays a vital role in sexual development. The sexual side effects include decreased libido, ejaculation disorder, and erectile dysfunction.
Other side effects of the medication include allergic reactions such as itching, swelling of the lips, rash, and hives.
These side effects are more likely to occur in younger men. Several side effects have been found to disappear once your body gets used to medicine, while others may persist for a long time and continue to affect the patient for several months or even years. They do not go away without getting a treatment done.