Contraindications for propecia

different tablets and pills

Important information

Propecia should never be taken by a woman or a child. Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be allowed to manipulate Propecia tablets.
Although Propecia should not be used by women because this medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Propecia tablets should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who could become pregnant. If a woman accidentally comes in contact with this medication from a broken or crushed tablet, wash the area with soap and water immediately.
Before taking Propecia, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to finasteride.
Using Propecia may increase your risk of developing prostate cancer. Your doctor will test you to make sure you have no other conditions that could prevent you from using Propecia safely.
Call your doctor right away if you notice lumps in the breasts, pain, nipple discharge or changes in the breast. These can be signs of male breast cancer.

Before taking this medicine

Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be allowed to manipulate finasteride tablets.
To make sure you can safely take Propecia, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • Liver disease, or abnormal liver enzyme testing;
  • Prostate cancer;
  • A bladder muscle disorder;
  • Stricture of the urethra;
  • If you can not urinate; or
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a similar medication.

Using Propecia may increase your risk of developing prostate cancer. Your doctor will perform tests to make sure you do not have other conditions that could prevent you from using finasteride safely.
Although Propecia should not be used by women, this medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Propecia tablets should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who could become pregnant. If a woman accidentally comes in contact with this medication from a broken or crushed tablet, wash the area with soap and water immediately.

How should I take Propecia?

Take Propecia exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on the medicine label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Propecia can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
It is important to use Propecia regularly to get the most benefit. You may need to take Propecia daily for three months or more before you see a benefit. Propecia can only work in the long run if you continue to take it. If the drug has not worked for you in twelve months, the additional treatment is unlikely to be of benefit. If you stop taking Propecia, you will probably lose the hair you have gained within 12 months of finishing the treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor.
To be sure that this medicine is helping your condition and is not hurting you, there will be blood to be tested frequently. Your doctor will also test your prostate specific antigen (PSA) to detect prostate cancer. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store Propecia at room temperature away from moisture, heat and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take more medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of Propecia is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid?

Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, as you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steadily to avoid a fall.
 

Lewis

I want to share my experience in the fight against androgenetic alopecia. My hair has been falling for three years, I’m 28 now. I’ve tried all to treat it in these several years: mesotherapy, twice a year, spring/autumn. Mesotherapy gives (pricked many kinds of vitamin and minoxidil, the course of 10 injections) a good effect, the hair grows much better, but it does not matter, because I still lose it. Further the doctor has advised a spray of aleran of 5% every day on a constant basis, I use hair grow more less further (therapy is better). In fact, nothing helped until I bought Propecia. As a result, somewhere in 3-6 months the hair stopped falling out. I have been using it for almost a year now. Conclusion, decided to take it further.