About the Proscalpin brand
Proscalpin is the Fortune healthcare brand, and is manufactured by Fortune itself in India. Fortune Healthcare is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and supply of healthcare solutions. Since 2009, Fortune Healthcare has been one of the most trusted generic drug manufacturers producing world-class, effective, quality drugs for customers around the world.
About the drug
Proscalpin is a drug of choice for hair loss or baldness in men. Finasteride is the main ingredient present in Proscalpin and helps restore hair loss. It is a type II 5 reductase inhibitor.
Strength and dosage of Proscalpin
Proscalpin has the active ingredient in 1 mg of strength
US brands equivalent to Proscalpin
Proscar and Propecia are the brands available for finasteride salt in the US market as an alternative to the Indian brand.
Uses of the Finasteride salt in Proscalpin
MPB: It is mainly used for the treatment of male pattern baldness. Finasteride is used to slow hair loss.
How Proscalpin works
Finasteride is mainly the type II-5-reductase inhibitor. Hence, it is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. 5 alpha reductase is the enzyme that transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone which causes the death of the follicle. Once dead hair follicles fail to grow hair again. Therefore, Proscalpin works by inhibiting this enzyme and slows down the balding process.
How to take the drug?
Take one tablet with a full glass of water once a day.
The dosage depends on the doctor's advice. Hence, it is recommended to take the drug according to the instructions of your doctor.
How long should the Proscalpin continue?
Take the drug for at least 8-12 months, one tablet per day. Consult your doctor when to stop the drug. Your doctor will advise you about possible dose changes if needed as needed.
what bhappens when you forget the dosage?
No more dosing yourself. If you missed the dose, go for the next time frame for the next medication.
Take only one drug once a day.
Possible drug interactions with Proscalpin
There is no drug interaction with the drug of any clinical importance.
When NOT to take Proscalpin
If you are allergic to any of the components in the drug, please avoid taking Proscalpin. Inform your doctor and do as directed by your doctor.
Proscalpin side effects or side effects
Adverse effects range from
• Swelling in the feet, hands or chest.
Side effects of overdose of Finasteride or Proscalpin
• The side effects of overdose vary from patient to patient. However, the general side effects of overdose are: impotence, loss of interest in sex or difficulty in orgasm;
• abnormal ejaculation
• swelling of the hands or feet
• swelling or tenderness in the breasts
• dizziness, weakness
• feeling like you might pass out
• a runny nose