Finasteride tablets represent a pharmacological group of medicines preparations that affect metabolism in the tissues of the prostate gland in men, as well as agents that improve urodynamics. They are used for various prostate pathologies in men.
The finasteride tablets are white in color and round in shape. The main active substance of the drug is Finasteride, its content in one tablet is 1 mg. It also includes auxiliary components, which include:
The main active component of the tablets Finasteride suppresses the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which reduces the synthesis of dihydrotestosterone (responsible for the processes of increased division of cells of the prostate gland). Reducing the concentration of this compound leads to a decrease in the size of the prostate gland, especially with the development of its hyperplasia with an increase in organ volume. This therapeutic effect usually develops within 3 months of constant intake of the drug. Reduction of general symptoms of prostatic disease, as well as a complete restoration of the passage of urine in the lower sections of the urogenital tract of a man occurs 7 months after the start of the course of therapy with the drug.
After taking the Finasteride tablet inside the active ingredient is well absorbed into the blood from the intestine, it is evenly distributed in the tissues, and also penetrates into the biological fluids, including the ejaculate (secret of the prostate gland).
Instructions to Finasteride recommends taking the drug inside 1 tablet once a day without chewing. Treatment is usually lengthy, its terms are determined individually.
For patients with various forms of renal failure, dose selection is not required, since pharmacokinetics studies have not revealed changes in Finasteride in this situation.
For the elderly, there is no need for a dose adjustment, although pharmacokinetic studies indicate that the release of the drug in people over the age of 70 is slightly reduced.
Against the background of taking Finasteride tablets, negative side effects from various organs and systems can rarely develop:
Reproductive system: Reducing sexual desire to the opposite sex (libido), violation of the process of ejection of sperm during orgasm (ejaculation), less pain develops in the testicles.
Sexual side effects associated with finasteride include: Decrease of sexual interest, Erectile dysfunction, Decrease of sexual performance, Affected quality of semen, Infertility
The nervous system: Seldom can develop drowsiness.
Laboratory indicators: Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood (PSA).
Such changes and Side effects are transitory. They disappear after the termination of taking Finasteride tablets. The appearance of signs of development of negative side effects is the basis for visiting a doctor.
Sally, 29 years old
“An excellent preparation in contrast to the advertised prostagolum from which there is no effect.”
Racho, 32 years old
“The drug really helps. After a course of taking medication (6 months), the prostate volume decreased by 15%. PSA decreased by 25%. Potency decreased, but after stopping the drug, it is restored.”
Jessie, 31 years old
“I think this drug reduces somehow the growth of hair on the body in men. Is this true?”