Proscar 5 mg

Generic Name: Finasteride 5 mg
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  • Procure

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What is Proscar

Proscar is a prescription medication that is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with enlarged prostates. Proscar is a medication that can be absorbed by the skin. Because of that fact, a person must be very careful when handling this medication.

How does Proscar work

Proscar works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the body. High levels of dihydrotestosterone causes prostrate enlargement in men. Treatment with Proscar helps reduce these levels of dihydrotestosterone; thereby improving urine flow.

How Proscar is taken

Once a man is diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, a physician may prescribe Proscar. Proscar needs to be taken with a full glass of water, with or without food. Proscar needs to be stored at room temperate, away from moisture. If a woman accidently touches a broken tablet of Proscar, she would need to wash the area immediately, since it is toxic to women.

Side Effects

Side effects of Proscar include impotency, lack of sexual desire, breast enlargement, and breast tenderness. Serious side effects include rash, hives, and facial swelling. Other side effects include dizziness, headaches, runny noses, and weakness.

Other Brand Names

There is no other brand name for Proscar, but a similar ingredient medication is Propecia. Propecia is made by the same company, but is used for a different purpose.

Safety Information:

Proscar is not for everyone. People who should not take Proscar include women and children. In addition, if a person is allergic to any ingredients in Proscar, they should not take this medication. It is important to let your physician know if you have liver disease, prostate cancer, or if you are unable to urinate. This may limit your ability to take this medication.


Proscar comes in two different strengths. They are as follows:

  • 5mg tablet
  • 1mg tablet

Visual Description:

To easily identify the Proscar tablets, they look different from each other .The 5mg tablet is an apple-shaped, blue coated tablet. The 1mg tablet is tan, octagon shaped coated tablet.

About Proscar

What Proscar is used for

Your physician has prescribed PROSCAR because you have a medical condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. This condition occurs only in men. PROSCAR is available only with your physician's prescription for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and to reduce the risk of developing a sudden inability to pass urine. Your physician may prescribe PROSCAR along with another medicine, called doxazosin (an alpha-blocker), to help you better control your BPH symptoms.

If your physician has prescribed doxazosin as well, please read the patient information provided for this product too.

What is BPH?

BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland. After age 50, most men develop enlarged prostates. The prostate is located below the bladder. As the prostate enlarges, it may slowly restrict the flow of urine. This can lead to symptoms such as:

  • weak or interrupted urinary stream

  • feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely

  • feeling of delay or hesitation when you start to urinate

  • need to urinate often, especially at night

  • feeling that you must urinate right away

Treatment options for BPH

There are three main treatment options for BPH:

  • Program of monitoring or “Watchful Waiting”. If a man has an enlarged prostate gland and no symptoms or if his symptoms do not bother him, he and his physician may decide on a program of monitoring which would include regular checkups, instead of medication or surgery.

  • Medication. Your physician may prescribe PROSCAR for BPH. See What it does:.

  • Surgery. Some patients may need surgery. Your physician can describe several different surgical procedures for BPH. Which procedure is best depends on your symptoms and medical condition.

What Proscar does

PROSCAR lowers levels of a key hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is a major cause of prostate growth. Lowering leads to shrinkage of the enlarged prostate gland in most men. This can lead to gradual improvement in urine flow and symptoms over the next several months. PROSCAR will help reduce the risk of developing a sudden inability to pass urine (acute urinary retention) and the need for surgery.

Your physician may prescribe PROSCAR along with another medicine, an alpha-blocker called doxazosin, to help you better manage your BPH symptoms.

However, not all patients respond and since each case of BPH is different, you should know that:

  • Prior to treatment with PROSCAR, you should have a thorough urological evaluation to determine the severity of your condition, and to exclude the need for immediate surgery or the possibility of carcinoma of the prostate.

  • Even though the prostate shrinks, you may NOT see an improvement in urine flow or symptoms.

  • You may need to take PROSCAR for six (6) months or more to see if it improves your symptoms. Whether or not you notice any improvement or change in symptoms, therapy with PROSCAR may reduce your risk for a sudden inability to pass urine and the need for surgery. However, 85-90% of those patients who do respond to PROSCAR, do so during the first 12 months of treatment. Your physician will help you decide how long you should remain on this medication.

When Proscar should not be used

Women who are or may potentially be pregnant must not use PROSCAR. They should also not handle crushed or broken tablets of PROSCAR. If the active ingredient in PROSCAR is absorbed after oral use or through the skin by a woman who is pregnant with a male baby, it may cause the male baby to be born with abnormalities of the sex organs. PROSCAR tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient during normal handling provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed.

If a woman who is pregnant comes into contact with the active ingredient in PROSCAR, a physician should be consulted.

What the medicinal ingredient is


What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Proscar are

Cellulose and cellulose derivatives, coloring agents (FD&C blue 2 aluminum lake, titanium dioxide, yellow ferric oxide), corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate and talc.

What dosage forms Proscar comes in

Each tablet of PROSCAR contains 5 mg of finasteride.

Warnings and Precautions

PROSCAR is for use by MEN only.

Interactions with Proscar

Combination therapy of PROSCAR and doxazosin may increase the chances of dizziness, postural hypotension (dizziness upon standing), weakness, impotence and abnormal ejaculation.

Proper Use of Proscar


Usual dose

Follow your physician's advice about how to take PROSCAR. You must take it every day. You may take it with or between meals. To avoid forgetting to take PROSCAR, it may be helpful to take it at the same time every day.

Do not share PROSCAR with anyone else; it was prescribed only for you.

You must see your physician regularly. While taking PROSCAR, you must have regular checkups. Follow your physician's advice about when to have these checkups.

Checking for prostate cancer. Your physician has prescribed PROSCAR for symptomatic BPH and not for cancer—but a man can have BPH and prostate cancer at the same time. Physicians usually recommend that men be checked for prostate cancer once a year when they turn 50 (or 40 if a family member has had prostate cancer). These checks should continue while you take PROSCAR. PROSCAR is not a treatment for prostate cancer.

About Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). Your physician may have done a blood test called PSA. PROSCAR can alter PSA values. For more information, talk to your physician.

Missed dose

Try to take PROSCAR as your physician has prescribed. However, if you miss a dose, do not take an extra one. Just take the next tablet as usual.

Side Effects for Proscar and What to Do About Them

PROSCAR is generally well tolerated in men.

You should discuss side effects with your physician before taking PROSCAR and any time you think you are having a side effect.

Like any medicine, PROSCAR may have unintended or undesirable effects, so-called side effects. These are uncommon and do not affect most men. Side effects due to PROSCAR may include impotence (an inability to have an erection) or less desire to have sex. Some men may have changes or problems with ejaculation, such as a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex. This decrease in the amount of semen does not appear to interfere with normal sexual function. In some cases, these side effects disappeared while the patient continued to take PROSCAR. If symptoms persisted, they usually resolved on discontinuing PROSCAR.

In addition, some men may have breast swelling and/or tenderness. Some men have also reported allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips and face; and testicular pain. You should promptly report to your physician any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge.

Notify your physician about any illness which may develop during your treatment with PROSCAR and about any new prescription or non-prescription medication you may take. If you require medical help for other reasons, inform the attending physician that you are taking PROSCAR.

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