GENERIC NAME: finasteride tablets
BRAND NAME: Propecia (for male hair growth)
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Finasteride (Propecia) is used for the treatment of male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia in males only.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with finasteride are:
Propecia (1 mg finasteride) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern baldness in December 1997. Another finasteride oral dosage form, Proscar or 5 mg finasteride tablets are FDA approved only for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and should not be used for androgenetic alopecia. Do not confuse these finasteride tablets.
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 1 mg (Caution; do not confuse these tablets with the 5 mg finasteride tablets (Proscar)
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