CAS NO.98319-26-7 Generic Name Finasteride Brand Name Proscar
Finasteride is used for Treating urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate gland benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH. It is also used to lower the risk of needing surgery to treat BPH. It may be used with another medicine doxazosin to lower the risk of worsening BPH. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Finasteride is a type of steroid reductase inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone DHT in the body. This makes the prostate gland smaller which helps to relieve urinary problems.