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Please describe the medication: proscar?

Please describe the medication: proscar?

Prostate Medication: Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Does proscar cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Does proscar cause moobs if so if you stop taking it will the moobs go away?

Maybe: It is a possible side effect, especially if the guy is obese as he has higher estrogen levels to begin with. Once moobs form, they're tough to get rid of. ...Read more

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Does proscar work like using propecia?

They are the same : They are basically the same meds just different doses.Propecia is 1 mg versus prosacr. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking proscar?

What are the side effects of taking proscar?

Variable: Definite decrease in semen volume; occasional erectile dysfunction; lowering of psa which needs to be factored in; hair growth on head. ...Read more

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Is proscar actually good for scars?

Maybe: I am not familiar with proscar, but the only thing i know of that will help scar appearance is topical silicone. In the past we have used silicone sheets to put on scars, but now there are many different types of silicone preparations out there in the drug stores. I recommend scar guard. You paint it on twice a day. ...Read more

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I been taking 2mgs of estrogen and 2.5 proscar for 5 years. Two weeks ago i quit cold turkey and now suffering .Should go back on then off slowly ?

Probably, but: You are the only person who can determine whether hormone replacement therapy is for you. Many women never are able to discontinue hormone replacement without getting uncomfortable hot flushes and night sweats, even is they try to "wean" off slowly. ...Read more

Dr. Lydia Collins
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Proscar (Definition)

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

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