Proscar 5mg contains Finasteride use to treat bladder prostate
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Proscar has been clinically tested and has proven to be one of the best solutions for the enlarged prostate in men. The condition of an enlarged prostate gland is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The medication is specially made to relieve the symptoms of BPH and to lower the risk of a sudden inability to pass urine at all. The inability to pass urine is called acute urinary retention, which may require surgery.
What is Proscar?
As men age, their chances of developing an enlarged prostate increases. Proscar 5 mg is a prescription medication used to treat enlarged prostate or BPH in men. An enlarged prostate means that your prostate is swollen. It can press against the tube that urine passes through, on its way out of your body. The problems associated with an enlarged prostate include:
- Weak urine stream
- Feeling that you cannot empty the urinary bladder
- Difficulty passing urine when you start to pass urine
- Delay before you start to pass urine
- Urinary urgency or need to pass urine more often, especially at night
- Feeling that you must pass urine right away
BPH is a common condition in men over the age of 50 years. In some men, the condition may cause serious issues, including urinary tract infection and inability to pass urine at all. The prostate condition may also require surgery to improve the flow of urine.
Enlargement of the prostate gland, which occurs with advancing age in men is dependent upon testosterone being converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within in the male gland. DHT is a substance responsible for the development of BPH. In the absence of DHT, the prostate gland shrinks. Finasteride, the active ingredient in Proscar shrinks the prostate gland by decreasing the amount of DHT. Proscar help alleviate the associated symptoms including frequent urination, inability to completely empty the bladder during urination, and a weak urine stream.
Proscar is a brand name of the drug Finasteride, and it is extremely effective in shrinking an enlarged prostate when it is swollen.
Benefits of using Proscar
The prostate gland in men takes years to grow. Therefore the symptoms of an enlarged prostate take a long time to develop. Proscar works gradually to reduce the size of the prostate gland. This slowly improves the flow of urine and other associated symptoms that develop over several months. The medication is also helpful in reducing the risk of developing s sudden inability to pass urine at all. Its regular intake may reduce the need for surgery.
Take one tablet of Proscar 5 mg once a day, preferably at the same time each day. A patient may either take it before or after consuming food. In case you forget a dose, don’t get panic leave the dose if you won’t remember for the entire day and take a dose the next day. Try not to double up your dose the next day. Some men may start to see the improvement in symptoms soon after starting the treatment, but most men will need to take it for at least six months to see if it helps. Continue the treatment until your health care specialist tell you to stop.
Potential Side Effects
The commonly reported side effects were decreased sex drive, reduced volume of ejaculation, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. The uncommon ones include depression, palpitations, pain in the testicles, hives, itching, or allergic reactions.
Men with rare hereditary issues of galactose intolerance should not take Proscar 5 mg tablets. This medicine should not be used if a man is allergic to any of its ingredients including Finasteride. Please inform your health care specialist if you have a history of allergic reaction.