Finasteride is a Medicine belongs to Urological drugs group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2360   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 2392   Edition : 37,

  ►   Brandname : Finabald,Finalo,Propecia,Proscar,Finasta,Finamed,Ai Shi Lie

  ►  Strength : Tablet with 1  mg, Tablet with 5  mg,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 740   Edition : 12,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2391   Edition : 37,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Benign prostatic hyperplasia Oral 5 mg Tablet o.d. Given for regression of the enlarged prostate and to improve symptoms. Response may be delayed and treatment may be required for 6 months or more to assess whether benefit has been achieved.
2 Male-pattern baldness Oral 1 mg Tablet o.d. In general, use for 3 months or more is required before benefit is seen, and effects are reversed within 12 months of ceasing therapy.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2358   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
Precaution :- If a Patient is using 'Finasteride' drug in  Gynecomastia  disease, then Please contraindicated .

►  Side Effect : decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders, reduced volume of ejaculate, hypersensitivity reactions, swelling of the lips, swelling of the face, pruritus, Urticaria, Rashes, Testicular pain, breast tenderness, Gynaecomastia,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2391   Edition : 37,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Finasteride is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : women who are or may become pregnant,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2359   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Finasteride is an azasteroid that inhibits the type-2 isoform of 5α-reductase, the enzyme responsible for conversion of testosterone to the more active dihydrotestosterone, and therefore has anti-androgenic properties. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2391   Edition : 37,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- Lotus seed with Another pathway,

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • Lotous seed have anti fungal proptery --- (duke, j. (2002). handbook of medicinal herbs (2nd ed.). united states of america: crc press. )

  •   ►  URL -- ww.macquirelatory.com/Medicinal Plants of the Bible.pdf,


    Dietry Substance Interactions


    ​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



    ContraIndication Dietry Substance


    ​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

    ►   Route of Elimination :   Renal, Hepatic (Metabolism), Fecal,
    Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2359   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 2391   Edition : 37,


    ►    Plasma Half-life :
      Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   1 hours,    Max value :-   2 hours,
    Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2359   Edition : 38,