Proscar Generic Name & Formulations
Finasteride 5mg; tabs.
Type II 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor.
BPH, to improve symptoms and reduce risks of acute urinary retention and need for prostate surgery. To reduce risk of symptomatic progression of BPH, with doxazosin.
Limitations of Use
Not for the prevention of prostate cancer.
Proscar Dosage and Administration
5mg once daily. Reevaluate at 6 months, then periodically.
Proscar Boxed Warnings
Not for use in children or females. Pregnant females and those of childbearing potential should avoid handling crushed or broken tabs. Increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Monitor prostate specific antigen (PSA) values; double PSA levels for comparison with normal ranges. Rule out prostate cancer and other urological disorders prior to treatment. Monitor for obstructive uropathy. Hepatic impairment.
Proscar Adverse Reactions
Impotence, decreased libido or ejaculate volume, breast enlargement/tenderness, rash.
Proscar Clinical Trials
Proscar Patient Counseling