Propecia 5mg. 28 tablets
What Propecia 5 mg film-coated tablets are and what they are used for
Propecia belongs to a group of medicines called 5 α-reductase inhibitors.
They work by reducing the size of the prostate gland in men.
Propecia reduces the prostate gland in men when it is enlarged. Propecia is used to treat and control benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia - BPH). The prostate gland is located under the bladder (but only exists in men). It produces secretion, which is an integral part of semen (semen). An enlarged prostate gland can lead to a condition called "benign prostatic hyperplasia" (BPH). Finasteride causes a decrease in enlarged prostate, improves urinary flow and symptoms caused by BPH, and reduces the risk of sudden inability to urinate (known as acute urinary retention) and the need for surgery.
What is BPH?
If you have BPH, this means that your prostate is enlarged. It can squeeze the channel through which the urine passes, on its way out of your body.
This can lead to problems such as:
Feeling that you need to urinate more often, especially at night;
Feeling you need to urinate right away;
When you urinate, the flow of urine is low;
When you urinate, the flow of urine interrupts;
Feeling that you can't completely empty your bladder.
For some men, BPH can lead to more serious problems, such as:
Urinary tract infections;
Sudden inability to urinate;
Need for surgery.
2. What you need to know before taking Propecia 5 mg film-coated tablets
Do not take Propecia 5 mg film-coated tablets:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to finasteride or any of the other ingredients of Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets;
If you are a woman (as this medicine is for men);
If you are a child.
Do not take Finasteride if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Finasteride 5 mg:
If you have a large amount of residual urine in your bladder after urination and / or severely decreased urinary flow. If this is the case, you should be examined for narrowing of the urinary tract;
If you have impaired liver function. The level of finasteride in your blood may increase;
If your sexual partner is pregnant or may become pregnant, you should avoid coming into contact with your semen, which may contain a small amount of medicine;
If you have a blood test for a prostate specific antigen (PSA - used to detect prostate cancer). Please tell your doctor that you are taking finasteride. Finasteride may affect the blood levels of PSA, the substance being tested.
Tell your doctor if any of the above applies to you currently or in the past.
Tell your doctor immediately about any type of change in breast tissue such as lump, pain, breast enlargement or secretion from the nipples as these can be signs of a serious illness such as breast cancer.
Finasteride should not be taken by children.
Taking other medicines:
Finasteride does not usually interact with other medicines. No clinically relevant drug interactions have been identified. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Taking Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets with food and drink:
Finasteride tablets can be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets are for male only use.
Finasteride should not be taken by women. Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant should not handle Finasteride Chord 5 mg film-coated tablets, especially if broken or broken. If Finasteride is absorbed through the skin or taken orally by a pregnant woman with a male fetus, the baby may be born with anomalies of the genitals. If a woman who is pregnant comes in contact with crushed or broken finasteride tablets, talk to your doctor.
When the patient's intimate partner is pregnant or may become pregnant, the patient is advised to minimize contact with his semen (eg by using condoms) or to discontinue finasteride.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines:
There is no evidence to suggest that finasteride affects the ability to drive and use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets:
This medicinal product contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
The following frequency descriptions were used to evaluate the side effects:
Very common - occurs in more than 1 in 10 patients;
Common - occur in more than 1 in 100 patients but in less than 1 in 10 patients;
Uncommon - occurs in less than 1 in 100 patients but in more than 1 in 1,000 patients;
Rare - occur in less than 1 in 1,000 patients but in more than 1 in 10,000 patients;
Very rare - occurs in less than 10,000 patients, including isolated messages.
The most common side effects are impotence and decreased sexual desire. These side effects often occur at the beginning of treatment, but usually do not last long in most patients if treatment continues.
Common: decreased ejaculate volume.
Not known: heartbeat.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders
Not known: itching, hives.
Immune system disorders
Not known: hypersensitivity reactions, including swelling of the lips and face.
Unknown frequency: Enhanced liver enzymes.
Reproductive system and breast disorders
Uncommon: ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness, breast enlargement;
With unknown frequency: testicular pain, inability to get an erection (erectile dysfunction) that continues after treatment is discontinued; male infertility and / or poor sperm quality (reduction of semen released during sexual intercourse).
Common: decreased sexual urge (decreased libido);
Of unknown frequency: decreased sexual urge (decreased libido), which may continue after stopping treatment, depression.
Finasteride may affect the result of the PSA laboratory test.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medicines in sewage or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you do not need. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets contain:
The active substance is finasteride. Each film-coated tablet contains 5 mg finasteride.
The other ingredients are:
Tablet core: lactose monohydrate; microcrystalline cellulose (E460); pregelatinized starch; sodium starch glycolate (type A); lauryl macrogolglycerides and magnesium stearate (E572);
Film coating: hypromellose (E464), titanium dioxide (E171), indigo carmine (132), macrogol 6000.
What Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets look like and contents of the pack:
Finasteride 5 mg are blue, round, biconvex, film-coated tablets marked "F5" on one side and equal on the other.
Finasteride Accord 5 mg are packaged in opaque white PVC / PVdC - aluminum blisters placed in a carton of 7, 10, 14, 15, 20, 28, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 98, 100 or 120 tablets .
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.