Finasteride (Enlarged Prostate)

3 months

£40.00

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Description

Directions

Side Effects

Q & A

An enlarged prostate is termed as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is a very common health condition in men above 50 and older. The prostate gland is close to the bladder. Therefore, BPH causes problems in urination. Common symptoms related to this are frequent urination, dribbling urine after finishing, longer time to start the flow, weak and slow stream, and a feeling that the bladder is full even after urination. Medication can help control BPH symptoms.


Finasteride tablets are a type of 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor. They help reduce the symptoms which lead to enlargement of prostate glands. Finasteride blocks the changing of the hormone testosterone. This stops prostate enlargement and the need for surgery. It also helps you to urinate easily. Finasteride is a long-term treatment. This medicine is also known as Proscar.

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Consult your doctor before taking Finasteride
  • 1 tablet (5mg) daily (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • Take the tablet before or after food
  • Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment


  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Inability to get an erection
  • Impotency


Uncommon/Rare Side Effects – If you observe any of the following side effects, see a doctor


  • Swelling of the face
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Rashes
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Depression


These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.



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How common is BPH and are there risk factors that come with the condition?

It is an extremely common condition in the UK with 50% of all men developing BPH symptoms. Only 10%, however, will ever need medical attention or surgery.


Is BPH always treated?

NO. BPH treatment options are typically for men who show serious symptoms leading to major complications. For those who are generally unfazed by the symptoms, watchful waiting with yearly medical monitoring would be an appropriate advice.


Is watchful waiting considered a treatment for BPH?

YES. Those who are not notably affected by symptoms of BPH will often choose to take this treatment option. There is no medical treatment given to them but they are advised regular check-ups to see if the condition gets better or worsens.


Does an enlarged prostate indicate cancer?

NO. BPH is not prostate cancer nor a symptom leading to one.



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