Men's health Proscar
How does the medication work?
Antitumor hormonal drug. Inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which converts testosterone into the more active 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone, reduces its concentration in the blood and tissues of the prostate within 24 h after oral administration. Inhibits the stimulating effect of testosterone on the tumor's growth. Inhibition of dihydrotestosterone formation is accompanied by decrease in prostate volume, increase in maximum urinary flow rate and decrease in urinary tract obstruction symptoms.
Why is Proscar prescribed?
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
When Proscar should not be taken?
- obstructive uropathy
- prostate cancer
- with caution: hepatic insufficiency
What side effects are possible with Proscar ?
- allergic reactions
- reduction of potency and / or libido
- reduction of ejaculate volume
- gynecomastia, breast pain
- increased concentrations of LH and FSH in the blood
If any of these side effects occur during the treatment seek medical attention immediately.
This is not a full list of possible Finasteride side effects. If you notice other adverse effects caused by the preparation inform your doctor or pharmacist.
What are possible drug to drug interactions associated with Proscar?
Proscar is not known to interact with other drugs. However, let your doctor know if you are taking any medicines or other preparations including herbals, vitamins and food supplements as they may change the effectiveness or increase the risk of Finasteride side effects.
Additional drug information
The medicines should be kept out of reach and sight of children. You should take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid off-label use of the medication. If you are unsure about anything related to Finasteride contact your health care provider or pharmacist. You can also apply to our customer support service.