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Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Does finasteride cure prostate enlargement?

Cure? unclear: Not sure if it is a cure -- it will shrink the prostate while you are taking it by blocking an ezyme some men's prostates will continue to grow despite the medication and need surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Dutasteride 0.5 mgs. is about equal to how many milligrams of Finasteride for an enlarged prostate?

5 mg ....: The formulation of these two drugs with 0.5 mg for dutasteride and 5 mg for finasteride is approximated to be equal although in clinical study indicating dutasteride has faster effect and slight edge over finasteride. But, in practice, I do not prefer either one because at the end, they are about the same. More? Ask your urologist. Best wish... ...Read more

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What is Dutasteride capsule 0.5 equal to if one is to be prescribed finasteride (in mgs.) for an enlarged prostate?

What is  Dutasteride capsule 0.5 equal to if one is to be prescribed finasteride (in mgs.) for an enlarged prostate?

Same effect: either one , avodart [dutasteride][type1 and 2,5 alpha -reductace inhibitor] is similar to proscar [finasteride] [type2 ,5 alpha-reductace inhibitor]but maybe more specific, shrinks prostate over 6 months time, can incr. prostate cancer, see side efects, can take along with an alpha1 blocker like doxazosin or tamsulosin which works quicker for duel action[these are blood pressure meds] ...Read more

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I am 6 week into 6 month course of finasteride for enlarged prostate. I am having trouble ejaculating and orgasm unpleasan - should I stop treatment.

I am 6 week into 6 month course of finasteride for enlarged prostate.  I am having trouble ejaculating and orgasm unpleasan - should I stop treatment.

Perhaps: If the treatment is harming quality of life significantly then stopping may be wise. Finasteride can have significant sexual side effects which may persist after stopping. It is best in men with larger (>50 g) prostates. That would be fairly large but not impossible for a 39 year old. Perhaps discuss these symptoms with your prescribing doctor and possible alternatives. ...Read more

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enlarged prostate/ luts, started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar. 4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

 enlarged prostate/ luts,  started flomax (tamsulosin) and proscar.  4 episododes of dark stained underwear. urine test done. is catscan and cystoscopy needed? .6p

Possible prostatitis: An enlarged prostate with staining of underwear could be due to prostatitis. Is there discomfort on urination? What did the urine test show? Be sure to get a urinalysis with microscopic exam and a urine culture. Get a PSA test to rule out prostate cancer. If these don't give the answer, get a cystoscopy and possibly catscan. Feel free to consult me on HealthTap if you want to discuss further. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss. How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido. What dosage woulk you recommend?

Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss.  How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido.  What dosage woulk you recommend?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is written as 1mg per day. I have written over 100 prescriptions and have not seen any prostrate cancer or loss of libido even though these are supposedly rare side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5?-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Propecia (Definition)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more