Numerous men in their 45-50 and older start feeling something wrong with their health. This is often a discomfort related to urination, need to go to the toilet and pain during urination. These symptoms mark the existence of prostate problem or prostate enlargement called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The process of natural growth of prostate can be more noticeable when a man reaches his mature ages of 50 and older. But it is not only the growth which makes the prostate get bigger and cause symptoms, the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the male body is considered to be involved in the development of enlarged prostate and other connected issues.
To prevent this conversion of testosterone special medication Finasteride is used. This medication is known under brand names of Proscar and Propecia.
Propecia is used to treat male pattern baldness, Proscar medication is used to treat enlarged prostate in men.
Finasteride is 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor approved for the management of prostate symptoms.
Proscar medicine can be used alone or in combination with another medication called doxazosin. The combination of these medications taken together helps reduce the progress of BPH symptoms.
Some men may need 6 months of taking Proscar or more to see the results of the treatment, so it is wise to be patient and take the medicine regularly and wait for the improved condition.
Taking Proscar medicine for BPH has been proven to decrease the likelihood of prostate surgery in men.
Regular intake of Proscar helps not only reduce the symptoms of BPH but reduce the risks of prostate cancer development.
If you have enlarged prostate problem, it is important to visit your doctor and ask about possible treatment methods suitable for you.
Proscar medication may not be used for all men. Some men can be more sensitive to the main component of the medicine or be allergic to Finasteride, others can have serious side effects due which men can discontinue the treatment.
As Proscar medication can prevent the transformation of testosterone in the body which occurs regularly, it should be used every day. The discontinuation of the treatment will return the symptoms back. Do not stop this medication on your own, first consult your doctor.
Proscar should be used exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The medicine should not be given to other people even if they have the same symptoms.
The recommended adult dose of Proscar is 5 mg once daily, taken with or without food.
Many aspects can affect the dose of Proscar that a man takes for his problem, such as his body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications.
Unfortunately as any other medication Proscar can provoke some unpleasant side effects. The most common ones are breast enlargement, tenderness, lumps, or nipple discharge, some men can experience decreased sex drive, impotence or decreased volume of semen.