Proscar helps to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate, improving the flow of urine and minimize the symptoms associated with development of adenoma. The active ingredient of Proscar is finasteride. The effectiveness of the drug in the treatment of prostatic hyperplasia is associated with the properties of its active substance – finasteride. It blocks the activity of an enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and reduces its content in the blood and prostate tissue that reduces the growth of prostate adenoma. Positive feedback on Proscar indicates that during the exchange application of the drug the process of urination is restored, and the prostate gland is significantly reduced in size.

Indications for use

Treatment with Proscar is prescribed to patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Systemic reception of the drug prevents the development of urological complications and possible surgical intervention. The instructions to the Proscar also states that it can be prescribed to men as an effective preventive treatment for enlarged prostate to reduce its size and improve urine flow.

Method of application

You should take one capsule of Proscar per day with or without food. The duration of treatment is usually about 6-7 months, but in some cases, the expected result of treatment can occur sooner. Numerous reviews on Proscar confirm its high efficiency in the treatment of hyperplasia, both as a standalone preparation and in combination with Doxazosin – vasodilator drug that is used in case of hypertension.

Side effects

The drug is generally well tolerated by patients. In some cases its use can cause a number of side effects: from the endocrine system: pain and increase breast. From the reproductive system: decreased libido, pain in testicles, impotence, violation of ejaculation process and decrease in ejaculate volume. Allergic reactions: skin itching, rash, urticaria, angioneurotic edema of the face and lips. Prolonged treatment with Proscar does not increase the intensity and frequency of side effects, and the incidence of sexual dysfunction triggered by taking this drug, is reduced.

Drug contraindications

Proscar is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to finasteride. The drug is prescribed with caution to men who have a greatly reduced urine flow and a large amount of residual urine. Proscar is not intended for use by women and children. Pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant should avoid contact with damaged or crushed tablets of Proscar because of the possibility of penetration into the body of finasteride and the subsequent potential risk to developing male fetus.


Patients received Proscar in a single dose to 400 mg and multiple doses up to 80 mg/day for 3 months, with no unwanted effects.

Recommendations for specific treatment in case of overdose of Proscar do not exist.