Propecia is a pill used
for the treatment of male pattern
hair loss on the vertex (top of head) and anterior
mid-scalp area (middle front of head).
There is not sufficient evidence that Propecia
works for receding hairlines at the temples. Propecia
is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be
used by women or children.
Propecia comes as a tablet. Propecia
usually is taken once a day. It may be taken with or without
food. Take Propecia exactly as directed.
Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than
prescribed by your doctor. Continue to take Propecia
even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Propecia
without talking to your doctor.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you
have liver disease. You may not be able to take Propecia,
or you may need a lower dose or special monitoring during
treatment. Propecia is intended for use
by men only. Propecia is not indicated
for use by women. Do not take or handle this medication
if you are pregnant or are could become pregnant during
treatment. Propecia is in the FDA pregnancy category X.
This means that it is known to cause birth defects in an
unborn baby. Women who are or who may become pregnant must
not handle crushed or broken Propecia tablets. The medication
could be absorbed through the skin. Propecia is known to
cause birth defects in a developing male baby. Exposure
to whole tablets should be avoided whenever possible however
exposure to whole tablets is not expected to be harmful
as long as the tablets are not swallowed. It is not known
whether Propecia passes into breast milk. Propecia
is not intended for use by women. Do not
take this medication if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you miss a dose of Propecia and you
remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If you
do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose
and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take
2 doses at once.
Possible Side Effects
Stop taking Propecia and seek emergency
medical attention if you experience an allergic
reaction (difficulty breathing; closing
of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or
hives). Other, less serious side effects
have been reported but usually resolve with continued treatment.
Continue to take Propecia and notify your
doctor if you experience: -decreased libido (sex drive);
-decreased volume of ejaculate; -impotence (trouble getting
or keeping an erection); or -breast tenderness or enlargement.
Side effects other than those listed here
may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side
effect that seems unusual or that is especially
Store Propecia at room temperature between
59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly-closed
container, away from moisture.
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a Propecia overdose are not known.
DO NOT share Propecia with others for
whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT use Propecia
for other health conditions. Keep this product out of the
reach of children. If using Propecia for
an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply
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