Propecia is a highly-efficient and safe medicine used to treat male pattern baldness. This drug needs to be taken with a full glass of water, with or without food, usually once a day, unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. Propecia needs to be taken for a long period of time. Once you stop the treatment you will lose all the hair you have re-grown within a year. Talk to your doctor about taking this medicine before getting a prescription to make sure you are ready to get involved into the treatment. Inform your doctor of any side effects that persist or are bothersome, such as nipple discharge, breast lumps or pain, as these may be the signs of male breast cancer.
Women that are pregnant or may conceive should not handle tablets of Propecia or take them, as this medicine has been reported to cause abnormalities in baby's sex organs. Quite rare side effects that have been reported by just 2% of male patients include reduced desire for sex, decrease in the amount of semen and trouble achieving an erection. These symptoms go away quickly once the treatment is stopped. Propecia may affect the results of your blood tests. Tell your doctor that you are taking Propecia if you are going to have a blood test done.