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Proscar Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Proscar is used to help shrink an enlarged prostate. The prostate, a chestnut-shaped gland present in males, produces a liquid that forms part of the semen. It completely encloses the upper part of the urethra. So tube through which urine flows out of the bladder. The enlarged gland squeezes the urethra, obstructing the normal flow of urine. Resulting problems may include difficulty in starting urination, and the need to urinate urgently or frequently. By shrinking the enlarged prostate, Proscar may alleviate the various associated urinary problems, making surgery unnecessary.

Proscar Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage, for men only, is one 5-milligram tablet per day.

Uses of Proscar

  • Proscar is used to help shrink an enlarged prostate.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Proscar

Before taken Proscar medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Proscar. Side effects may include:

  • Decreased amount of semen per ejaculation
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Impotence

Warnings and precautions before taking Proscar:

  • If you are taking this medication, then enlargement of the prostate is not the only condition that can cause male urinary inefficiency and discomfort. Other possibilities such as infection, cancer of the prostate, and bladder disorders.
  • Even if Proscar does treats your urinary symptoms, then you should periodic checkups to test for possible development of cancer of the prostate.
  • Check the patient information that comes in the Proscar package for new information every time you renew your prescription.

Drug Interaction :-

No significant drug interactions have been reported. But if you are taking Proscar with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Proscar with other drugs.


Although no specific information is available. But after taken Proscar if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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