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Aindeem

Aindeem

Aindeem is a medication that includes the active ingredient Finasteride 1mg. This substance treats male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia and may also help to prevent the occurrence of further hair loss in men who suffer from genetic causes of baldness or hair thinning. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

Patient Leaflet(s)

Aindeem is a branded name of the medication Finasteride, which is a substance used to treat the presence of male pattern baldness in men. Also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, male pattern baldness typically occurs in the middle of the scalp and the crown of the hair. The Aindeem treatment is only suitable to be used by adult men, and it works by adjusting the hormonal balances within the body. 

What is Aindeem? 

Aindeem is a medication that includes the active ingredient Finasteride 1mg. This substance treats male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia and may also help to prevent the occurrence of further hair loss in men who suffer from genetic causes of baldness or hair thinning. The medicine currently is not available on the NHS, which means that it needs to be prescribed privately and paid for in full.  

Aindeem works on the hormones in the male body that are responsible for causing hair loss and thinning. The natural hormone 5-alpha reductase is responsible for converting the hormone of testosterone in the male body into a substance called Dihydrotestosterone. DHT commonly harms and damages the hair follicles throughout the male body, which is why hair thinning and baldness can begin to occur.  

Aindeem is an inhibitor of the 5-alpha-reductase substance. Because this medication blocks the 5-alpha-reductase hormone and stops it from transforming testosterone into DHT, this reduces the amount of DHT flowing within the male bloodstream. When used regularly, the medication may lead to the reversal and prevention of the balding process in men who are genetically predisposed to it.  

When is Aindeem used? 

Aindeem is typically only prescribed by private practices, and it is only one form of medication that is currently available to help with the treatment of male pattern baldness. This substance is difficult to get hold of outside of a private practice, and it requires careful consideration before you use it. You will need to discuss all the details of your condition with your doctor to determine whether Aindeem is best-suited to your needs.  

Typically, Aindeem is only used to treat male pattern baldness, and not other reasons for hair thinning, including exposure to certain medications or illnesses. If you are losing hair for a reason besides male pattern baldness, then your doctor may suggest an alternative treatment, or tell you that treatment is not an option for you.  For most patients, it will take a minimum of three to six months before Aindeem begins to take effect. You may notice that your hair starts to fall out less, or that it is increasing in thickness. You will need to continue taking your medication as prescribed every day to make sure that you maintain the benefit. If you stop taking Aindeem, then the thinning and baldness process will begin again.  

How do you use Aindeem? 

As with all medications, it is important to read the patient information leaflet included within your medication before you start using Aindeem. Every time you get a refill recheck the prescription details and the information provided by your doctor to ensure that nothing has changed. Usually, you will need to take Aindeem continuously over an extended period of time, and changes may sometimes be made to the ingredients of a drug, or the process required for using it.  

If you have any questions about using Aindeem, make sure that you speak to your doctor and pharmacist to put your mind at rest. Aindeem, unlike other forms of hair loss treatment, is taken by mouth. A lot of other medications will be applied topically, but this is a tablet that you take once daily, usually without food, or as your doctor directs. Because of the nature of Aindeem, it's important to handle the tablets very carefully. If your pill is broken or crushed for any reason, it should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant. To get the most benefit out of this treatment, use it regularly, and attempt to take your pill at the same time every day. You will need to continue taking the pill consistently to stop the hair you re-grow from falling out again.  

What dosages are available? 

The dosage of Aindeem provided to you by your doctor will depend on the nature of your condition. However, the most common dose is 1mg which comes in the form of a single film-coated tablet. You can take this tablet once a day with or without food, but it's often best to stick to taking it at the same time each day. If you forget to take a dose at your usual time, then you will need to take your pill as quickly as possible. 

If you don't remember to take your Aindeem tablet until the day following your usual dose time, make sure that you miss out the forgotten dose, and take your next dose as normal. Do not attempt to take a double dose to replace the missing drug.  

What are the side effects of Aindeem? 

All medicines come with a risk of side effects that you will need to consider carefully before you begin to use them. If you're concerned about the possible side effects involved with Aindeem, remember that your doctor will have considered them carefully before prescribing the medication in the first place. You will not be given a drug that is potentially dangerous to you if the negatives outweigh the benefits.  

The most common side effects associated with Aindeem have to do with sex drive and sexual performance. This medication can reduce your desire for sex and decrease the amount of semen that you release during sex. Although this is essentially harmless, it may be problematic for people trying to get pregnant, so speak to your doctor about the issue in advance.  

For some people, the sexual side effects caused by Aindeem can also continue after you've stopped treatment. If you find that your condition worsens or persists for a long period of time, you will need to speak to your doctor. Additionally, if you notice any more severe side effects, get help as quickly as you can. Some of the more significant side effects of Aindeem include breast lumps, nipple discharge and breast enlargement. You may also notice pain in the testicles or a problem with being unable to urinate as normal, even though you feel as though you need to go.  

Severe allergic reactions to Aindeem are rare. However, you should always seek immediate medical attention if you recognize the signs of an allergic reaction, including swelling in the tongue, face or throat, dizziness, trouble breathing, or itchiness and rashes.  

When shouldn't you use Aindeem? 

Aindeem and similar medications for the treatment of hair thinning and hair loss might not be appropriate for all people. It's important to go through a full medical assessment with your doctor to determine whether this treatment is right for you. During your assessment, make sure that you tell your doctor if you have any allergies to any of the substances used in Aindeem, including finasteride. Remember that this product may also contain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, such as sugars in the film coating.  

Before you use Aindeem, you should also tell your doctor about the details of your medical history, including whether you have any history of infections, prostate cancer, liver disease, or urinary problems. If liver or prostate cancer are an issue in your immediate family, make sure that your doctor is aware. Finasteride and products containing it, including Aindeem cannot be used by children.  

The drug in Aindeem can be absorbed through the skin. This means that if you break the tablet or crush it, then it should not be handled by any woman planning to become pregnant, or any pregnant woman. When a developing male infant is exposed to Aindeem it can result in genital abnormalities. This drug should not be used by women at any time, particularly during breast feeding and pregnancy.  

Does Aindeem interact with any other medications? 

Aindeem has limited information available on what it interacts with in the medical world. For the time being, it is not known that Aindeem interacts with any common medications. However, it's important to talk to your doctor about any substances that you are already taking, so you can avoid a risk of interactions as much as possible. Make sure your doctor is aware of any supplements or herbal products you are taking, as well as prescription drugs and over the counter medications.  

Aindeem should not be taken alongside other drugs that include the active ingredient finasteride, including Proscar for enlarged prostate glands, or Propecia for hair loss.  

Where can you buy Aindeem? 

Aindeem is available to purchase both online and offline in official pharmacies. This medication will only be available on a private prescription, and generally won't be available through the NHS. It is important to avoid buying Aindeem from any pharmacy that claims they can give you it without a prescription.  

Can you get Aindeem without a prescription?  

Aindeem should not be available without a prescription in the UK. You will need to speak to your doctor about your condition and medical history to determine whether this treatment is the most appropriate option for your needs.  

 

 

References

Accord-UK Ltd, online, Anideem 1mg Film-coated Tablets [Accessed on 27th of June 2019], Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3404/smpc   

Actavis, online, Medicines.org.uk, Anideem 1mg film-coated tablets package leaflet for the patient, [Accessed 27th of June 2019], Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3404.pdf  

Web MD, online, Finasteride-oral, [Accessed on 27th of June 2019], Available at: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-1548-9167/finasteride-oral/finasteride-hair-growth-oral/details 

Assessed by:

Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner
Registration number: GMC: 4741365

Dr Imran Malik studied undergraduate medicine at King's College University in Central London and clinical studies at the prestigious King's College Hospital. He graduated with a MBBS degree in 2000 and went on to gain postgraduate memberships with the Royal Society of Medicine and also General Practice in 2006.