Proscar , also medically known as finasteride, is a type of medication used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) .
BHP is a condition which causes the prostate gland to enlarge. It usually occurs in men who are older than 55 years of age. It works by shrinking the prostate in order to eliminate the symptoms of this disease which may include frequent or difficult urination.
Proscar is taken orally in the form of a tablet. It is generally taken once a day, with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor. Always follow the directions on your prescription label and never take more or less than what has been prescribed by your doctor.
Pregnant women should not handle crushed or broken Proscar tablets. The active ingredient, finasteride, can be absorbed by the skin which may cause the sex organs of a male baby to develop abnormally.
Some of the common side effects users may experience when taking Proscar include impotence, decreased sexual interest and decreased volume of ejaculation. If you are experiencing any other difficulties, contact a medical professional for assistance.
Occasionally, Proscar may be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.