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PROSCAR
Benign prostatic hyperplasia/urinary retention
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Drug Name:

PROSCAR Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Finasteride 5mg; tabs.

Company:
Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for PROSCAR:

BPH, to improve symptoms and reduce risks of acute urinary retention and need for prostate surgery. To reduce risk of symptomatic progression of BPH, with doxazosin. Limitations of use: not for the prevention of prostate cancer.

Adult:

5mg once daily. Reevaluate at 6 months, then periodically.

Children:

Not applicable.

Contraindications:

Not for use in children or women. Pregnant women (Cat.X) and those of childbearing potential should avoid handling crushed or broken tabs.

Warnings/Precautions:

Increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Monitor prostate specific antigen (PSA) values; double PSA levels for comparison with normal ranges. Rule out prostate cancer and other urological disorders prior to treatment. Monitor for obstructive uropathy. Hepatic dysfunction.

Pharmacological Class:

Type II 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor.

Adverse Reactions:

Impotence, decreased libido or ejaculate volume, breast enlargement or tenderness, rash.

How Supplied:

Tabs—30, 100

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