Finasteride is generally very safe. Taking too much is unlikely to harm you.
Is taking finasteride worth the risk?
Currently, studies show that finasteride is safe to use over the long term. For example, a study from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial of almost 19,000 men who had taken finasteride for seven years concluded that there is “little need to worry” about any long-term consequences from finasteride.
Is finasteride a safe drug?
Finasteride is generally safe to take for a long time. Many people take it for many months or even years without any problems. However, there have been reports of breast cancer in some men taking finasteride, but this is rare.
What are the side effects of finasteride pills?
- loss of interest in sex,
- trouble having an orgasm,
- abnormal ejaculation,
- swelling in your hands or feet,
- swelling or tenderness in your breasts,
Has anyone died from finasteride?
Since the 2011 decision on the warning, the FDA has received more than 700 reports of suicide and suicidal thoughts among people taking Propecia or generic versions of the drug. Those included at least 100 deaths.
Can finasteride cause erectile dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction, generally in the form of erectile dysfunction, decreased libido and reduced ejaculate volume, has been experienced by men taking finasteride. This is what prompted the FDA in 2012 to call attention to the matter. But the FDA also noted that these side effects are pretty rare.
Should I take finasteride morning or night?
What is the best time of day to take finasteride? There is no best time of day. But you should try to take finasteride at the same time every single day to maximize its effectiveness. You pick the time—morning, noon, or night—just make sure you stick with it.
Is finasteride hard on the kidneys?
However, as indicated by recent studies on androgen deprivation therapies (ADTs), it is possible that finasteride has an adverse effect on kidneys. A multiple cohort study with newly diagnosed non-metastatic prostate cancer showed that the use of ADT increased the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) .
Can you drink alcohol on finasteride?
Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss and an enlarged prostate. Rodent research has shown that finasteride can reduce alcohol intake. A preliminary study of men with finasteride-related sexual side effects indicates that finasteride may decrease drinking.
Does finasteride thicken hair?
How effective is finasteride? Finasteride is one of the most extensively studied medications for male pattern baldness. Clinical studies have found that finasteride stops hair loss for 90% of men, and 65% will also benefit from increased hair growth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs.
Does finasteride make you gain weight?
Does Propecia (finasteride) cause weight gain? Weight gain is not a known side effect of Propecia (finasteride).
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What does finasteride do to the body?
Finasteride blocks the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme changes testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow or hair loss in males. It will increase testosterone levels in the body, which decreases prostate size and increases hair growth on the scalp.
What drugs should not be taken with finasteride?
- theophylline, and warfarin and no clinically meaningful interactions were found.
Can I stop taking finasteride cold turkey?
Yes, you can stop taking finasteride cold turkey. There are no known adverse reactions to stopping finasteride abruptly. However, if you do stop taking it, your MPB will continue.
Does finasteride decrease testosterone?
Finasteride, a specific and competitive inhibitor of 5α-reductase enzyme Type 2, inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In adults, DHT acts as primary androgen in prostate and hair follicles.
Can finasteride cause depression?
A study published in 2020 scrutinized over 3,000 reports of side effects from taking finasteride, and found that 89% of those reported side effects were psychological. Patients taking finasteride had 4 times the risk of experiencing depression and anxiety, as well as an increased risk of reporting suicidal feelings.