Propecia tablets 1 mg for male androgenetic alopecia
What are Propecia tablets 1 mg for alopecia and prostatic hyperplasia?
Propecia tablets are specifically formulated to address male androgenetic hair loss, commonly known as male-pattern baldness. These tablets have shown notable effectiveness in not only delaying the progression of hair loss but also potentially reversing the condition in men of all ages. The primary underlying cause of male-pattern baldness is an excessive presence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone derived from testosterone. DHT binds to androgen receptors in the hair follicles, leading to their gradual miniaturization, shortening the hair growth cycle, and ultimately resulting in hair thinning and loss.
An active principle of Propecia tablets is finasteride, a type II 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. It acts by interfering with the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into DHT. By reducing the production of DHT, Propecia tablets help to interrupt the hair follicle miniaturization process, allowing the hair to grow thicker and healthier. Studies showed that, after a period of six months of continuous use, finasteride has demonstrated the ability to reverse hair loss in up to 30% of individuals, leading to visible improvements in hair density and thickness. The response to Propecia treatment may vary among individuals. While some may experience significant regrowth, others may observe a stabilization of hair loss or a slower rate of progression. Early initiation of treatment is generally recommended.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is also responsible for the prostate enlargement. Since finasteride reduces DHT amount, Propecia tablets are effective for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Studies have shown that finasteride can significantly improve urinary symptoms associated with BPH, such as urinary frequency, urgency, and weak urine flow.
Active principles: finasteride
Amount: 28 tablets
Maker: MSD K.K., Tokyo, Japan
- male androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness or hair loss),
- benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostatum),
- excessive hair growth in female patients,
- hormone therapy for transgender women
How to take
For male pattern alopecia: patients should take 0.2 mg of active ingredients at once, 1 time per day. One tablet contains 1 mg active ingredient. Due to age and other symptoms,your doctor may adjust the dosage. The maximum daily dosage should not exceed 1 mg.
For benign prostatic hyperplasia: take 5 tablets (5 mg of active principle) once a day. Due to age and other symptoms, your doctor may adjust the dosage.
Contraindications: do not use for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients planning to have a prostate cancer screening.
Do not crush or break the tablets.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.