Proscar is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia which is a form of enlarged prostate, Proscar is also used in small doses to treat male pattern baldness.
How it Works
Proscar works by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the main reason behind the enlargement of the Prostate in men. Reduced amounts of dihydrotestosterone avoids enlargement of the prostate which directly works in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Proscar also helps in the treatment of Male pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia by blocking the body's production of the male hormone Dihydrotestosterone which directly helps in the increase of hair growth and reduces hair loss.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Proscar may suffer from such side effects; Decreased libido, Impotence, Inability to achieve or maintain an erection, breast tenderness, depressed mood, allergic-type reactions
- Women who are or may become pregnant should not handle crushed or broken tablets.- Reductase inhibitors may increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer .
Women and children should not use this medicine
Store at room temperature.