What is Aindeem?
Aindeem tablets are used to treat and prevent premature hair loss in men, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Aindeem contains the active ingredient finasteride, which is a type of anti-androgen medicine. Finasteride inhibits the action of the male hormone testosterone on the hair follicles, which prevents further hair loss and increases hair growth. Aindeem is a prescription-only medicine and is intended for use in men only.
What is Aindeem used for?
Aindeem is used to treat androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary form of male pattern baldness. Men who suffer from this condition inherit hair follicles that are hypersensitive to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone. DHT causes the hair follicles to shrivel up and hair to thin and fall out. This leads to baldness, usually on top and in the areas above the temples. Aindeem inhibits the action of DHT. This allows the hair follicles to restore themselves and can lead to reversal of the balding process.
How to use Aindeem
Aindeem tablets should be swallowed whole, without chewing, with plenty of water. The tablets may be taken with or without food. It may take a while for the benefits of this medicine to appear. It can take three to six months of treatment before you notice that your hair is increasing in thickness. If no results are seen after six months, you should consult your doctor. If Aindeem does have the desired effect, you will need to keep taking this medicine to obtain the maximum benefit. If you stop taking it the effect of the medicine on your hair will start to reverse and you are likely to lose any hair you have gained.
Unless otherwise advised by a doctor, the usual dose in adult men is:
- one 1-mg tablet once daily.
Always follow the prescription exactly - never take more or less than the doctor recommends. The doctor will tell you how long you need to use this medicine. This medicine is for men with androgenetic alopecia. Women or individuals younger than 18 years of age should not use it. Read the package leaflet before use.
Aindeem may cause side effects, including:
- Sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction (impotence), delayed ejaculation or decreased sex drive;
- Breast tenderness or swelling;
- Pain in the testicles;
Consult a doctor if these or other symptoms are severe.
When not to use Aindeem
Aindeem is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to finasteride or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You are a woman;
- You are trying to conceive (see: pregnancy/alcohol/driving ability).
If you are already taking medication, you should consult a doctor on the use of Aindeem to avoid potential interactions.
Aindeem can be very harmful to unborn babies. Women who are pregnant or who could get pregnant must not handle crushed or broken Aindeem tablets as the active ingredient (finasteride) may be absorbed through the skin and could cause abnormalities in a developing baby. The active ingredient also passes into semen. Therefore, you should avoid having unprotected sex while using this medicine.
Aindeem does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.