Finasteride, a type of steroid reductase inhibitor, treats urinary problems in patients having an enlarged prostate gland. It also lowers the risk of needing surgery to treat this condition. It works by reducing the amount of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone in the body. This makes the prostate gland smaller, which relieves urinary problems.
Avoid use this medicine entirely if you have allergies or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have a blockage in the urinary tract, problems of the bladder, prostate cancer, a bladder infection, severe trouble urinating, a history of increased serum prostate-specific antigen levels or liver problems.
This medicine may have side effects that include decreased sexual desire or ability, severe allergic reactions, breast enlargement, depression, lumps, pain, or tenderness, nipple discharge and testicular pain.
It is administered orally, with or without food, usually once a day, or as prescribed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. It may take 6-12 months to notice a significant change in the condition.urinary tract problems
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.
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Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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