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Proscar: Oral tablet

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Proscar 5mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: PROSCAR  |  MSD 72
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Proscar 5mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: PROSCAR  |  MSD 72
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Proscar 5mg Tab
PD-RX
Pill Identification: PROSCAR  |  MSD 72

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Proscar: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

FINASTERIDE (fi NAS teer ide) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is a condition that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This medicine helps to control your symptoms, decrease urinary retention, and reduces your risk of needing surgery. When used in combination with certain other medicines, this drug can slow down the progression of your disease.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Propecia: Oral tablet

Similar Generic Drugs : Finasteride: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Proscar: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
2.17%
97.83%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.0%
5.43%
11.96%
82.61%
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