Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use exactly as directed by your healthcare provider.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Take the medicine at the same time each day, with or without food.
Use finasteride regularly to get the most benefit.
Usual Adult Dose for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:
Usual Adult Dose for Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness):
It may take up to 3 months or longer before you receive the full benefit of taking finasteride. Your doctor will determine how long to treat you with this medicine. Keep using the medication as directed.
You will need frequent medical tests. Your doctor will also test your prostate specific antigen (PSA) to check for prostate cancer.
If you miss a dose, take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Store at room temperature; away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.