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Proscar (Finasteride) is used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. It prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Finasteride (Generic) is available in addition to the brand name Proscar.
Take Proscar exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Consult your doctor if you have any questions about this medication.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away. Some side effects can be serious.
Finasteride may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. Taking finasteride may increase the risk that you will develop high-grade prostate cancer (a type of prostate cancer that spreads and grows more quickly than other types of prostate cancer). Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking finasteride.
Why is Proscar prescribed?
Proscar can be used to:
How long until I see the results from using Proscar?
With regular and correct use, it may take six to nine months to see the full effects of Finasteride.
What if I forget a dose of Proscar?
Skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
How and where should I store this medication?
Store Proscar at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.