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Finast contains Finasteride as the active ingredient which is an inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase enzyme used in the treatment of benign hyperplasia of prostate and male pattern baldness.
The mechanism of action of Finasteride is based on its preferential inhibition of Type II 5a-reductase through the formation of a stable complex with the enzyme. Inhibition of Type II 5a-reductase blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to DHT, resulting in significant decreases in serum and tissue DHT concentrations, minimal to moderate increase in serum testosterone concentrations and substantial increases in prostatic testosterone concetrations. As DHT appears to be the principal androgen responsible for stimulation of prostatic growth, a decrease in DHT concentrations will result in a decrease in prostatic volume (approximately 20-30% after 6-24 months of continued therapy). In men with androgenic alopecia, the mechanism of action has not been fully determined, but finasteride has shown to decrease scalp DHT concentration to the levels found in hairy scalp, reduce serum DHT, increase hair regrowth and slow hair loss.
Finast Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness.
Direction to Use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Finast Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Common Side Effects of Finast are Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence.