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Finasteride

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Propecia® Adult

Finasteride - Dosage and How to Use

How should Finasteride be used?

  • This medication may be taken with or without food.
  • If you experience stomach upset, take the medication with food.
  • Do not take more than once a day.
  • This medication should not be touched or handled by pregnant women or women who are of childbearing age as the active ingredient of the medication (finasteride) can be absorbed through the skin. If contact with the tablet occurs, wash the area immediately with soap and water thoroughly as the medication may harm the development of the fetus.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately.

Finasteride - Additional Information

  • Tags: Finasteride
  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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