- Browse medications
Proscar Finasteride and/or alternatives
Proscar 5mgManufacturer: Merck Sharp & Dohme Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Finasteride 5mgGeneric Alternative to Proscar 5mg
Manufacturer: A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Finasteride 5mgGeneric Alternative to Proscar 5mg
Marketed as Auro-Finasteride in Canada Manufacturer: Auro Pharma Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
- What is a Generic?
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Please note that the source country, shipping country and/or manufacture may vary depending on availability.
Description of Proscar
Proscar is prescribed to men with enlarged prostrate. The generic name of this drug is Finasteride. This drug is administered orally and is available in form of oral tablets. The oral tablets contain Proscar 5mg.
Nonmedical ingredients present in the oral tablets are: microcrystalline cellulose, hydrous lactose, sodium starch glycolate, yellow iron oxide, pregelatinized starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide, talc, magnesium stearate, Docusate sodium, and hydroxypropyl cellulose.
Indications & Dosage of Proscar
Proscar is indicated for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia, commonly known as enlarged prostate.
There is one standard dosage of Proscar, that is, 5 mg per day. You should take your dosage with water. Taking the oral tablet with or without food is your choice. Patients who experience epigastric discomfort (symptoms are: stomach cramps, flatulence, constipation, mild diarrhea, mild nausea, bloating) due to Proscar should consider taking their daily dosage with food.
To ensure the treatment is effective you must take the medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Proscar may take up to six months to show noticeable improvement in your condition.
Side Effects & Interactions of Proscar
You must consult your healthcare provider immediately if you show any of the following side effects: breast lumps, nipple discharge, pain, or any other breast changes. The aforementioned symptoms may be early signs of male breast cancer.
Stop using Proscar and seek immediate medical help if you experience a hypersensitivity reaction after taking the drug. A hypersensitivity reaction is marked by the following symptoms: wheezing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, closing of the throat, or severe skin rashes.
In addition to the above, other recorded side effects of Proscar include the following:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low ejaculation volume
- Reduced interest in sex
- Tenderness or swelling in the breasts
- Runny nose
Consult your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or continue to occur for a long time.
Other drugs are not likely to interact with Proscar. However, chances of interactions between other drugs and Proscar cannot be completely ruled out. So, patients who are taking other medicines, including non-prescription and herbal medicines should inform their doctor about it before they buy Proscar.
Warnings & Precautions of Proscar
If you have a known allergy to Finasteride, you should not buy Proscar. Before starting treatment, inform your healthcare provider if you are unable to pass urine, have/had a severe liver disease, disorder of the bladder muscle, prostate cancer, or urethra stricture, or are allergic to dutasteride (a medicine that is similar to Proscar)
Taking Proscar may put you at a greater risk to prostate cancer. Your doctor may perform certain tests before and during treatment to ensure the drug is safe for you.
Proscar is to be used only by adult men. Women and children should never use this drug. Your skin can absorb Finasteride if you come in contact with a crushed or broken Proscar tablet. This drug can cause congenital abnormalities in a newborn if the mother is exposed to this drug while she is pregnant. Children and women should never handle Proscar tablets.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: All medical content is supplied by a third party company who is independent from this web site. As such, this web site can not guarantee the reliability, accuracy, and /or medical efficacy of the information provided. In all circumstances, you should seek the advice of a health professional pertaining to drug, treatment and/or medical condition advice. Note that not all products are shipped by our contracted Canadian pharmacy. This website contracts with dispensaries around the world that ship products directly to our customers. Some of the jurisdiction include but are not limited to United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, India, Canada, Vanuatu, Mauritius, and USA. The items within your order may be shipped from any one of these jurisdiction depending on the availability and cost of the products at the time you place your order. The products are sourced from these countries as well as others. Please note that the product appearance may vary from actual product received depending on availability. The content above has been supplied by a third party who is contracted to, and also independent from, this web site. This web site cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability or medical efficacy of the content provided. It is suggested that you always seek the advice of a health professional for treatment, drug or medical condition advice.