Propecia 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.

Propecia Mechanism Of Action:

The mechanism of action of Propecia 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.

Propecia Drug Interactions:

Not Available

Propecia Food Interactions:

Take without regard to meals.

Propecia Generic Name:


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

Drug Type:

Small Molecule; Approved


Not Available

Toxicity (Overdose):

Not Available

Protein Binding:

Not Available


Not Available

Half Life:

4.5 hours (range 3.3-13.4 hours)

Dosage Forms of Propecia:

Tablet Oral

Chemical IUPAC Name:


Organisms Affected:

Humans and other mammals

Propecia to general, pharmacology

General, pharmacology..
Men's Health