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Brand Name(s): Proscar; Propecia; Fincar; Finpecia;

Finax; Finast; Finara; Prosteride
CAS nļ: 98319-26-7
(fih NAH steh ride)


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Why is this medication prescribed?

Finasteride is an antiandrogen which acts by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It works by blocking the body's production of the male hormone that causes the prostate to enlarge.

This medication is primarily used in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in low doses - under the brand name Proscarģ-, and also in the treatment of prostate cancer in higher doses. Furthermore, it is also indicated for use in combination with doxazosin therapy to reduce the risk for symptomatic progression of BPH.

Additionally, in 1997 the FDA approved finasteride to treat hair loss in male pattern baldness, and is registered in many countries under the trade name Propeciaģ. Following numerous clinical trials, it was discovered that DHT leads to the miniaturization and loss of genetically sensitive hair on the top of the head, which is seen in the typical (androgenetic) pattern of hair loss.

With regards to the particular condition being treated and pill strength, there is 5 mg of finasteride in Proscarģ and 1 mg in Propeciaģ.

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