The dosage depends on which condition is being treated. The doses of finasteride are:
  • BPH -- finasteride 5 mg daily
  • Male pattern baldness -- finasteride 1 mg daily.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Finasteride Dosing for more information.)

Side Effects of Finasteride

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate finasteride well. When side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects of finasteride include:
(Click Finasteride Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug, including serious side effects to look out for.)
You can also read about other possible side effects by going to the following eMedTV articles:
The Dirty, Messy Part of BPH

About Finasteride

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