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What is Generic for Proscalpin used for?

Proscalpin (Finasteride) is an oral medication prescribed to treat male-pattern baldness in adult men with mild-to-moderate hair loss. This medication not only reduces hair loss but also increases hair growth. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Proscalpin?

The dosage of Proscalpin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Proscalpin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Proscalpin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Proscalpin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Proscalpin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Proscalpin?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Proscalpin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Proscalpin?

Like other medicines, Proscalpin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Proscalpin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Proscalpin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Proscalpin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Proscalpin can cause side effects such as impotence, testicular pain, breast tenderness, ejaculation disorders, rash, and swelling. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Proscalpin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Proscalpin?

Is it possible for me to take Proscalpin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Proscalpin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Proscalpin?
How will Proscalpin work in my body?
How should Proscalpin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Proscalpin drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Proscalpin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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