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Finasteride (for benign prostatic hyperplasia)

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5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Proscar

Finasteride (for benign prostatic hyperplasia) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Finasteride (for benign prostatic hyperplasia) be used?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You may take this medication with or without food.
  • This medication should be swallowed whole.
  • This medication should not be touched or handled by pregnant women or women who are of childbearing age as the active ingredient of the medication (Finasteride) can be absorbed through the skin. If contact with the tablet occurs, wash the area immediately with soap and water as the medication may negatively affect the development of the fetus.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Finasteride (for benign prostatic hyperplasia) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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