Propecia (finasteride) can be prescribed to treat baldness in men. Male pattern baldness affecting certain areas of the scalp is quite an embarrassing condition most men would like to get rid of. Propecia is commonly well tolerated with just a few side effects that go away once the treatment is stopped. If you think your side effects require treatment talk to your doctor. In most cases minor unpleasant symptoms are easily treatable and you can go back to the usual dosing schedule right away. Pregnant women or those who may get pregnant soon are not supposed to come into contact with this medicine to avoid serious health consequences for unborn babies.
This drug is not intended for females and should not be taken by anyone to whom it was not prescribed. No drug interactions have been reported with Propecia. However, it's recommended to discuss with your health care provider any other medicines you are taking. If you think any drugs you are using simultaneously with Propecia cause an interaction, consult your health care provider as soon as possible. More serious side effects that need to be reported to your doctor include pain in the testicles, breast enlargement or breast tenderness.