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What is Proscar?
Proscar is prescribed to men to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, which is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Benign enlargement of the prostate is a problem that can occur in men as they get older. The prostate gland is located below the bladder, and as the prostate gland enlarges, certain muscles in the gland become tight and get in the way of the tube that drains the urine from the bladder (urethra). This can cause some bothersome symptoms such as: trouble urinating, urinary tract infections, and bladder stones.
You can buy Proscar (Finasteride) online at My Drug Center. We also have the Proscar generic, called Finasteride, available for purchase as well.
How does Proscar work?
Proscar is an oral tablet and it contains the active ingredient Finasteride. The drug works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is linked to both BPH and male pattern baldness. By decreasing DHT, the prostate gland will shrink and provide relief from enlarged prostate symptoms because tehre will be no pressure on the bladder and urethra. This allows urine flow freely and relieve any urinary symptoms associated with BPH.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Proscar orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can administered with or without a meal. Make sure you take Proscar at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Finasteride dosage in your system. For optimal results, take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Proscar. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to liver disease, prostate cancer, infections, or urinary problems. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Proscar.
Some Proscar side effects include:
Impotence or reduced libido, loss of interest in sex, trouble having an orgasm, abnormal ejaculation, swelling in your hands or feet, swelling or tenderness in your breasts, dizziness, weakness, feeling faint, headache, runny nose, or skin rash.
If any side effects of Finasteride become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: If the medication is stopped, the prostate will start to grow again and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Proscar?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Proscar dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take between six and twelve months to see results from this medication.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: This medication should only be used by men only and woman who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not take this medication due to the effect it can have on the baby. Woman who are pregnant and breastfeeding should also avoid physical contact with the medication due to the fact it can be absorbed through the skin. Speak with your doctor regarding the risks with handling the medication while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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