Generic Proscar (Finasteride) is prescribed to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with an enlarged prostate. By shrinking the enlarged prostate, Finasteride reduces urinary blockage and improves the flow of urine. Generic Proscar (Finasteride) is a type of steroid reductase inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. This makes the prostate gland smaller, which helps to relieve urinary problems.
The dosage of Generic Proscar (Finasteride) prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Take Generic Proscar (Finasteride) with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic Proscar, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic Proscar (Finasteride) medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an Overdose of Generic Proscar, seek medical attention immediately.
Store Generic Proscar (Finasteride) at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.