Brand name: Finapen TM
Active ingredients: finasteride
What it is used for
FINAPEN is indicated for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) to increase hair growth and prevent further hair loss in men 18 years or older. Efficacy has not been demonstrated in men over the age of 41 years. FINAPEN is not indicated for use in women (see Use in Pregnancy and Clinical Studies) or children.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Reddish brown, 7 mm, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, marked 'F1' on one side and plain on the other.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient finasteride
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems