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Propecia Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Propecia is a remedy for baldness in men with mild to moderate hair loss on the top of the head and the front of the mid-scalp area. It increases hair growth, improves hair regrowth, and slows down hair loss. It works only on scalp hair.

Propecia Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage, for men only, is 1 tablet daily.

Uses of Propecia

  • It is a remedy for baldness in men with mild to moderate hair loss on the top of the head.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Propecia

Before taken Propecia medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Propecia. Side effects may include:

  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Decreased amount of semen per ejaculation
  • Impotence
  • Rash
  • Swelling
  • Testicular pain

Warnings and precautions before taking Propecia:

  • If there's even a possibility that they're pregnant, then women should avoid handling a crushed or broken Propecia tablet for fear of absorbing some of the active ingredient through the skin.
  • You should be used Propecia with caution if you have liver problems.
  • Propecia lowers readings of the PSA screening test for prostate cancer. If you're scheduled to have your PSA level checked, make sure the doctor knows you're taking Propecia.

Drug Interaction :-

No significant drug interactions have been reported. But if you are taking Propecia with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Propecia with other drugs.


After taken Propecia if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Although no specific information is available on Propecia overdose.

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