Drug Description

Fincar belongs to the group of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. The main ingredient of this drug is Finasteride. This drug is manufactured by the Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla. This drug is approved by FDA and famous for its high efficiency. This drug prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the human body.
The pill are intended for oral intake. The active component of this drug looks like white crystalline powder, which is not water-soluble. However, it is easily dissolved in some alcohol-containing solvents and chloroform. This way, the drug produces positive effect in the body.


Fincar is mostly used for the treatment of male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement, or BPH. Due to its enzyme inhibitor properties, the drug proves to be highly effective in the treatment of hair loss. This drug alleviates the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It decreases the size of prostate, thereby normalizing the urine flow and minimizing the risk of urine retention.
The dosage of Fincar depends on the patient’s health condition. The antiandrogen property of this drug makes it perfect for using in the hormone replacement therapy. A lack of sufficient clinical study impedes the use of drug in the treatment of other diseases apart from those mentioned above.


It is essential to take Fincar according to the doctor’s prescriptions. This drug can be taken irrespective of the mealtime.
Try not to skip any dose. Don’t chew the drug, as it may cause dryness in the mouth and sore throat. Take the pill at the same time every day. Avoid taking two doses at a time, even if you skipped the dose.

Adverse effects

These are the possible adverse side effects of Fincar:

  • Depression
  • Pain in testicles
  • Swelling and augmentation of breasts
  • Decrease of libido
  • Volume of ejaculation reduces significantly

The drug may cause other adverse effects as well. Closely follow the severity of adverse effects for a short period. If the intensity doesn’t reduce, talk to the doctor to find the proper rehabilitation measures.


Fincar interacts with different drugs, including the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal supplements and vitamins.
Inform the doctor about any drugs you’re currently taking to avoid drug interactions.