Finpecia 1 Mg


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Finpecia 1 mg tablet is used to treat male hair loss. It is used to promote hair growth and prevent further hair loss in men who have male pattern baldness (gradual thinning of hair with receding hairline or thinning on the top of the head). Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical company, markets the medicine globally. Finasteride is the active ingredient in Finpecia 1 mg. The tablet should be taken orally, with or without food. The dose and duration of the medication should be taken exactly as prescribed. It may take some time for the medicine to take effect on the symptoms, so it is critical to take the medication on a regular basis. To improve the efficacy of the medicine, comply with the dosage and the course of treatment provided by your doctor.


What is Finpecia 1 mg?

Finpecia is a prescribed drug to treat hair loss in men caused due to Male Pattern Baldness.  

Finasteride is present in active amounts in the medicine.  

The medicine is manufactured and marketed globally by Cipla ltd

Uses of the drug 

Finasteride tablet 1 mg is used to help hair growth in men who suffer from Male Pattern Baldness. 

Male Pattern Baldness, clinically known as Androgenic Alopecia, is a genetic disorder that results in hair loss in the top and front of the head. 

It can take a few months to see the full effect of the medicine.

How does Finpecia 1 mg work?

1 mg strength tablet of the medicine contains Finasteride as its active ingredient. 

Finasteride competitively inhibits type II 5-alpha-Reductase. 

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone causes hair follicles to miniaturize, resulting in baldness in men.

Finasteride works by reducing DHT levels in the body by restricting the conversion of Testosterone to DHT. 

This reduction in results reverses the balding process and helps to prevent further hair loss.

Finpecia 1 Mg with Finasteride


  • Use the medicine as advised by your medical professional
  • You can take this drug with or without food
  • Try taking Finasteride 1mg at the same time every day
  • Do not skip doses for the best results
  • Keep taking this drug according to your doctor’s instructions, even if you feel well
  • It is always advisable to consult your doctor before you start/stop taking the medication

You should take a missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule. Do not take multiple doses simultaneously.

Side Effects of Finpecia 1 mg

Finasteride tablets 1 mg is a trusted medication for pattern hair loss in men. However, in some cases, it can cause common side effects, such as

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Loss of libido
  • Ejaculation Disorders
  • Increase in size of breasts
  • Skin rash

These side effects are usually short-term and may disappear with a regular intake of drugs. 

If the side effects persist, please consult your doctor immediately. 

Some rare Finasteride 1 mg tablet side effects might include 

  • Swelling in lips, tongue, or throat
  • Depression


The medicine may interact with certain drugs and diseases to show side effects. 

Inform your medical professional before taking Finasteride tablets to avoid any side effects. 

Drug Interactions

  • Amlodipine
  • Benidipine
  • Cilnidipine
  • Felodipine

Vitamins and herbal medicines might also interact with this medicine. 

Disease Interactions

  • Liver Diseases: Finasteride, the active salt of the medicine, is actively metabolized in the liver. 

Hence, if you have a history of liver disease, please take medicine only with a doctor’s consultation. 

  • Urinary Obstruction: The medicine is not recommended for patients with obstruction in urinary flow. 

Warnings and Precautions

  • Please avoid taking medicine if you have an allergy to Finasteride
  • The drug is not approved for use in women and children


Keep the medicine at room temperature between 15℃ to 30℃. You should keep it away from sunlight and moisture. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Finpecia 1 mg treat Androgenic Alopecia?

Finasteride, the medicine’s active ingredient, is an FDA-approved drug to treat Androgenic Alopecia.

Several research studies have shown that regular therapy of this medicine for 1-2 years has reduced hair loss by 80%. It shows the effectiveness of the medicine against Male Pattern Baldness. 

Is Finasteride safe for long-term use?

Yes, Finpecia containing Finasteride is safe to take for a long time. The treatment for Male Pattern Baldness usually lasts from a few months to years. 

Hence, you can take Finasteride for a more extended period of treatment. 

Will Finasteride thicken hair?

Finasteride is one of the most widely researched male pattern baldness treatments. 

According to clinical research, Finasteride reverses hair loss in 90% of men, while it also benefits from improved hair growth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs.

Can Finasteride regrow hair?

Yes, Finpecia containing Finasteride reduces hair loss caused due to Male pattern baldness. The correct dosage of this medication has promoted hair growth in many cases. 

How long does Finpecia take to work?

Finasteride 1 mg tablets take around three months to show effect. You will not see immediate results because new hair takes time to grow. Regular usage for three months or more may be required before observing enhanced hair growth or preventing additional loss.

What are the side effects of Finpecia?

It can cause minor sexual side effects, including low libido, Erectile Dysfunction, and ejaculation. Some people may also have allergic responses, such as itching, rashes, or swelling of the lips or face. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of these adverse effects.

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