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Aindeem (Finasteride) prescription tablets for male hair loss online

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What is Aindeem (finasteride)

Aindeem (containing the active ingredient finasteride) belongs to a group of medicines called Type II 5 'alpha reductase inhibitors'. It is a round film-coated tablet, available in a strength of 1mg, supplied in blister packs containing 28 and 84 tablets.

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What are the key benefits of Aindeem?

Clinical studies over 5 years used photographic assessment of efficacy. This demonstrated that 48% of men treated with finasteride for 5 years were rated as improved, and an additional 42% were rated as unchanged. This is in comparison to 25% of men treated with placebo for 5 years who were rated as improved or unchanged. These data demonstrate that treatment with finasteride for 5 years resulted in a stabilisation of hair loss.

How does Aindeem work?

Aindeem contains active ingredient finasteride, a type of anti-androgen medicine which supresses the cause of male hair loss by stopping the development of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT attacks the hair follicles on top of the head, thus causing hair loss –Aindeem works to prevent this process.

How to take Aindeem?

Always take Aindeem exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

  • The recommended dose is one tablet (1mg finasteride) daily.
  • The tablet should be swallowed whole and should not be broken or crushed.
  • Aindeem may be taken with or without food.
  • Aindeem will not work faster or be any more successful if you take it more than once a day.

It may take up to six months before you notice a difference. It is important that you continue your use of Aindeem, as discontinued use may mean that you are likely to lose the hair you have gained within nine to 12 months.

Is Aindeem suitable for me?

Aindeem is only for use by men over the age of 18 years and should not be used by women due to serious risks in pregnancy. Crushed or broken tablets of Aindeem should not be handled by women when they are or may be pregnant due to potential risk to a male foetus.

If your sexual partner is or may possibly be pregnant, you must avoid exposing her to your semen, which could contain a small amount of the drug, by using a condom.

Aindeem should not be taken by men who are taking 'Proscar' (finasteride 5 mg) or any other 5α-reductase inhibitor for benign prostatic hyperplasia or any other condition.

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What are the side effects of Aindeem?

Like all medicines, it's possible Aindeem may cause side effects, but not everybody will experience them.

Stop taking Aindeem and contact your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction:

  • Skin rashes, itching, or lumps under your skin (hives)
  • Swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Breathing difficulties

There are no recorded common side effects for Aindeem. However, uncommon side effects (which affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000) were notes as follows:

  • Inability to develop or maintain an erection (impotence)
  • Problems with ejaculation (such as reduced amount of ejaculatory fluid)
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depressed mood.

You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breast tissue such as lumps, pain, enlargement of the breast tissue or nipple discharge as these may be signs of a serious condition, such as male breast cancer.

You should consult the full list of side effects for Aindeem on the patient information leaflet provided with your treatment.

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