Proscar Oral Tablet 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Proscar: Oral tablet (5mg)

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

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.

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Proscar 5mg Tablet

NDC: 000060072
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Prostate Cancer Prophylaxis, Hirsutism

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store below 86 degrees F
Proscar 5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_5870.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: PROSCAR  |  MSD 72
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Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Proscar 5mg Tablet

Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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