Instructions for use, contraindications, composition of Proscar

Proscar (Finasteride) is used to treat Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Pharmacological groups of Proscar

Androgens, antiandrogens

Drugs affecting the metabolism of the prostate gland and correctors urodynamics

The nosological classification (ICD-10) of Proscar

N40 Hyperplasia of prostate

Structure and Composition of Proscar

1 tablet contains 5 mg finasteride; in blisters of 14 pcs., in box 1 or 2 packaging.

Pharmacologic effect of Proscar

Mode of action – anti-androgenic.

The drug inhibits 5-alpha reductase, reduces the biosynthesis of dihydrotestosterone.

Clinical pharmacology of Proscar

The suppression of DHT formation accompanied by a decrease in prostate volume, an increase in maximum urinary flow rate, a decrease in obstruction of urinary tract symptoms.

Indications for use of the drug

Prostate adenoma.

Benign prostate hyperplasia in order to: reduce the size of prostate; improve urine flow and decrease the symptoms associated with hyperplasia; reduce the risk of acute urinary retention requiring catheterization or surgery including transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and prostatectomy.

Contraindications of Proscar

Hypersensitivity, children’s age.

Side effects of Proscar

Sexual dysfunction (impotence, decreased libido, decrease in the volume of ejaculate).

From the reproductive system: testicular pain, impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, reduction of volume of ejaculate.

From endocrine system: increased and painful breast.

Allergic reactions: rash, pruritus, urticaria, angioneurotic edema of the lips and face.