Finasteride 5 mg. 30 tablets
What Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets are and what they are used for
Finasteride belongs to a group of medicines called 5α-reductase inhibitors.
They work by reducing the size of the prostate gland in men.
Finasteride reduces the prostate gland in men when it is enlarged. Finasteride Accord 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 the secretion, which is part of the 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 may squeeze the channel through which the urine passes to secrete it from 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
- Difficulty urinating
- 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 Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
Do not take Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets:
If you are allergic 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 apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets:
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.
Finasteride should not be used in children.
Other medicines and Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Finasteride does not usually interact with other medicines. No clinically relevant drug interactions have been identified.
Taking Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets with food and drink
Finasteride tablets can be taken with or without food,
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility
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 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 genital organs. 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.
Driving and using machines
There is no evidence to suggest that finasteride affects the ability to drive and use machines.
Information on some of the ingredients of Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
This medicinal product contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is one tablet daily (equivalent to 5 mg finasteride).
The film-coated tablets
Patients with impaired hepatic function
There is no experience with the use of Finasteride in patients with impaired hepatic function (see also “Warnings and precautions”).
• Patients with impaired renal function
No dose adjustment is required. The use of Finasteride in patients undergoing hemodialysis has not yet been studied.
• Elderly patients
No dose adjustment is required.
Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you feel that the effect of Finasteride Chord 5 mg film-coated tablets is too strong or too weak.
If you take more Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
If you take more Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets, or if someone else takes the tablets, contact the nearest hospital emergency department immediately. Show the doctor the rest of the tablets or pack of your medicine.
If you forget to take Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
If you forget to take one dose of Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose; in this case, continue to take the medicine as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets
After taking finasteride, your condition may show an early improvement. However, it may take at least six months for the full effect to occur. It is important that you continue to take finasteride for as long as your doctor tells you to, even if you do not feel immediate improvement.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking finasteride and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms (angioedema):
• swelling of the face, tongue or throat
• difficulty swallowing
• hives and difficulty breathing
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: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• You may have problems with ejaculation, such as reducing the amount of semen released during sex. This decrease does not appear to affect normal sexual function.
• You may not be able to get an erection (impotence)
• You may have less desire to have sex
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Ejaculation problems that may continue after stopping the medicine
• Breast swelling or tenderness
With unknown frequency:
• Itching, hives
• Palpitations (palpitations)
• Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing (angioedema)
• Changes in how your liver functions that can be shown by blood testing
• Testicular pain
• Inability to get an erection that can continue after stopping the medicine
• Male infertility and / or poor semen quality. Improvement in sperm quality after drug discontinuation has been reported
• Reduction of sexual desire that may continue after stopping treatment
You should quickly tell your doctor 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.
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 pack 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 (E 171), indigo carmine (132), macrogol 6000
What Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets look like and contents of the pack:
What Finasteride 5 mg film-coated tablets look like and contents of the pack:
Finasteride 5 mg is a blue, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, marked "F5" on one side and without label on the other.
Finasteride 5 mg are packaged in opaque white PVC / PVdC - aluminum blisters 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.