Prevent BPH – Take Proscar
Proscar is the trade name of Finasteride manufactured by Merck. Proscar pills are used to treat prostatic hyperplasia or reduce its effect. The pills were initially developed as oral samples and only 1mg of the sample was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 22nd Dec, 1997 for treating the baldness in males. Proscar Pills are available as Oral Finasteride in 5mg and they should be administered in proper doses in order to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Propecia, which is available as 1mg of Finasteride should be administered on a daily basis for treating Male Pattern Baldness. For consumers who are cost conscious and prefer to take cheaper medicines rather than going for the costly ones, proscar pills would serve the best. The 5mg tablet could be broken down into four pieces and each piece could serve as an alternative to a single dose of Propecia which would be cost effective too.
Side Effects of Proscar
As mentioned earlier, the pills need to be administered in a proper dosage, or else it may lead to some side effects on the human body. Some of the side effects include enlarging of the breasts or a change in the sexual functions. If you experience any such side effects and they continue to bother for a long time then it is advisable to consult a doctor. Other symptoms of excess intake of proscar pills include rashes on the skin and lip swelling. It is recommended to contact your doctor in any of the above cases.
You may be taking other treatments or medications when you start taking proscar. However, some of the medicines may interact with proscar pills and may create some adverse effects. It is therefore recommended to inform a doctor or a pharmacist about all the prescribed medications or medicines before starting on proscar pills. It is also advisable to inform the doctor about any historic ailments or allergies to any types of medications or other substances such as food, dyes or preservatives, or if you are undergoing any other medical conditions before you start the proscar medication treatment. Pregnant women are not recommended to use these pills. It may have some side effects not only on the woman but on the baby as well. Therefore, its use for women is contraindicated especially when they are pregnant. For women who are pregnant or may be potentially pregnant, broken or crushed tablets of proscar may get absorbed in the body and may create a potential risk for the infant. When taken as a whole, the coating on proscar tablets will prevent the contact of the drug with the active ingredient.