Proscar Indication:

For the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate to: Improve symptoms, reduce the risk of acute urinary retention, reduce the risk of the need for surgery including transurethral resection of the prostat.

Proscar Mechanism Of Action:

The mechanism of action of Proscar is based on its preferential inhibition of Type II 5a-reductase, an intracellular enzyme that converts the androgen testosterone into DHT. Inhibition of Type II 5a-reductase blocks the peripheral conversion of testosterone to DHT, resulting in significant decreases in serum and tissue DHT concentrations.

Proscar Drug Interactions:

Not Available

Proscar Food Interactions:

Take without regard to meals.

Proscar Generic Name:

Synonyms:

  • Finasterida [Inn-Spanish]
  • Finasteridum [Inn-Latin]

Drug Type:

Small Molecule; Approved

Absorption:

Not Available

Toxicity (Overdose):

Not Available

Protein Binding:

Not Available

Biotransformation:

Not Available

Half Life:

4.5 hours (range 3.3-13.4 hours)

Dosage Forms of Proscar:

Tablet Oral

Chemical IUPAC Name:

(1S,3aS,3bS,5aR,9aR,9bS,11aS)-N-tert-butyl-9a,11a-dimethyl-7-oxo-1,2,3,3a,3b,4,5,5a,6,9b,10,11-dodecahydroindeno[5,4-f]quinoline-1-carboxamide

Organisms Affected:

Humans and other mammals

Proscar to general, pharmacology

General, pharmacology..
Men's Health