Proscar

Proscar

finasteride

Manufacturer:

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma

Marketer:

A. Menarini
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Finasteride
Indications/Uses
Treatment & control of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) to cause regression of enlarged prostate, improve urinary flow & symptoms associated w/ BPH. Prevention of urologic events to reduce risk of acute urinary retention & surgery including transurethral resection of prostate & prostatectomy.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy or potential pregnancy. Not to be used in women or childn.
Special Precautions
Monitor patients w/ large residual urine vol &/or severely diminished urinary flow for obstructive uropathy. Perform digital rectal exam, serum prostate-specific antigen level & other evaluations for prostate cancer. Exclude urethral stricture, infection, cancer, hypotonic bladder & other neurogenic disorders prior to treatment. Changes in breast tissue; male breast cancer. Hepatic dysfunction. Not to be used in women & childn. Elderly >70 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity eg, pruritus, urticaria, angioedema; depression; decreased libido; erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder, testicular pain, hematospermia, male breast cancer, male infertility &/or poor seminal quality.
ATC Classification
G04CB01 - finasteride ; Belongs to the class of testosterone-5-alpha reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Proscar tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
15's;30's
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