FINASTERIDE 1 mg – FINACEA ™
1. What FINACEA ™ is and what it is used for
FINACEA ™ contains a medicine called Finasteride. This belongs to a group of medicines called Type II '5-alpha reductase inhibitors'. Your doctor has prescribed PROPECIL ™ because you have male pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia). PROPECIL™ increases hair growth on the scalp and prevents further hair loss in men. Men with mild to moderate, but not complete hair loss, can benefit from using PROPECIL™.
2.How does the hair on your head grow?
On average your hair grows about 1 centimetre (half an inch) each month. Hair grows from hair follicles, which are located under your skin. A single scalp hair grows continuously for 2-4 years (growth phase) and then stops growing for 2-4 months (rest phase). After this the hair falls out. In its place a new healthy hair begins to grow, and the cycle is repeated. The hairs on your scalp are always in different stages of this cycle so it is normal to lose scalp hair every day.
3. What is male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss is a common condition in which men experience thinning of the hair on the scalp, often resulting in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head. This condition is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic factors and a particular hormone, DHT (dihydrotestosterone).