Finpecia, Finasteride

Finpecia is used in the treatment of hair loss. Finpecia can also be used for the treatment of benign, enlarged prostate. Finpecia works by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase type II which is responsible of the breakdown of testosterone into DHT.

Generic Propecia




Cipla, Dr.Reddy's


1 mg




Finpecia is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia which is a form of enlarged prostate, Finpecia is also used in small doses to treat male pattern baldness.

How it Works

Finpecia works by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the main reason behind the enlargement of the Prostate in men. Reduced amounts of dihydrotestosterone avoids enlargement of the prostate which directly works in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Finpecia also helps in the treatment of Male pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia by blocking the body's production of the male hormone Dihydrotestosterone which directly helps in the increase of hair growth and reduces hair loss.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Finpecia may suffer from such side effects;

Decreased libido,
Inability to achieve or maintain an erection,
breast tenderness,
depressed mood,
allergic-type reactions


- Women who are or may become pregnant should not handle crushed or broken tablets.
- Reductase inhibitors may increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer .

Handling Precautions

Women and children should not use this medicine


Store at room temperature.

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