Each tablet contain: Finasteride 5 mg.
Finasteride is 4-aza-steroide compound with a specific 5 alfa-reductase enzyme blocking effect, thereby reducing prostatic dihydrotestosterone levels signifieantly and reducing prostate size. In cases of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia, these effects have been associated with improvements in peak urinary flow rate and urological symptoms.
Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Dosage & Administration
The recommended oral dosage of Finasteride is one 5mg tablet daily with or without food.
Hypersensitivity to any of the products components. Also, it is contraindicated for women and children. It is not indicated for use in women or children, pregnant women are advised not to handle crushed tablets of the drug and to avoid contact with the semen of men who are taken.
The clinical adverse events that were considered Finasteride related occurring in less than 0.5% of patients. were related to sexual function as ejaculation disorders and impotance.
What you should know about Proscar
Composition and Content: One dose of Finasteride contains 5 mg of Finasteride.
What is the dose of Proscar? The dose of Finasteride is one tablet (5 milligram of finasteride) taken once daily, and this dose can be taken with or without food.
Can Proscar be prescribed to women? Finasteride is not intended for use in women or children. However, some doctors may prescribe this drug to women who suffer from hirsutism or hereditary androgenetic alopecia associated with high levels of DHT, after weighing the potential benefits against the possible negatives.
The patient must definitely be informed of the need to avoid pregnancy during the treatment period and for at least one month after stopping the treatment with Proscar. It is important to instruct women who are treated with Proscar to use more than one method of contraception during the treatment period, such as birth control pills and condoms, by the sexual partner.
Is it possible to donate blood during treatment with Proscar? Finasteride is known to affect blood donors and the donor should wait one month after taking the last dose of finasteride, before donating blood.
You may take a Proscar dose with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
A pregnant woman or woman planning to become pregnant should not touch broken or crushed pills.
Finasteride does not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery.
The usual dose of Proscar is one tablet daily, taken by mouth.
Proscar is usually prescribed with other medicines for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) such as (Cardura, Omnic, or Xatral).
If you forget to take the daily dose, skip the missed dose, and take the next dose at the usual time, and do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
The improvement of benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms appear shortly after the start of using Proscar, but despite that, it may take at least six months for the full effect of the drug to be complete, and therefore it is important to continue taking Proscar for the period specified by the doctor.
Does Proscar cause prostate cancer?
No, Proscar does not cause prostate cancer, and it does not increase the risk of getting prostate cancer, but it may cause a delay in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Where Proscar affects the results of some laboratory tests for the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and may cause misleading results, which causes delays in the evaluation of prostate cancer and thus the deterioration of the tumor to a high or advanced degree. Therefore, men at risk of developing prostate cancer who are being treated with Proscar should be evaluated regularly during treatment with Proscar.
What is post-finasteride syndrome?
Post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) is a condition that describes persistent sexual, neurological, physical and mental adverse reactions (even after drug discontinuation) in patients who have taken finasteride-containing drugs (such as Proscar).
Unfortunately, post-finasteride syndrome is a condition for which there is no known cure. As more and more men report their ongoing side effects to health and regulatory agencies around the world, the medical and scientific communities are only beginning to realize the scope of the problem.
According to a 2017 study published under the title “Persistent Erectile Dysfunction in Men Treated with Finasteride or Dutasteride,” the study found the following:
About 1.2% of men, ages 16 to 42 years who took finasteride for 206 days or more, and who had no prior history of sexual dysfunction, developed persistent erectile dysfunction, which lasted on average about 4 years after quitting the medicine.
The study also showed that the longer they took finasteride (Proscar), the more likely they were to develop erectile dysfunction. In general, men who took finasteride for at least 205 days were five times more likely to have persistent erectile dysfunction.
Other post-finasteride syndrome symptoms may include: reproductive disorders, mental disorders, nervous system disorders, and skin disorders.
Proscar tablets produced by MERCK SHARP & DOHME. ATC : G04CB01 – Testosterone-5-alpha reductase inhibitors