Proscar (Finasteride 5 mg)
€43.60 – €120.00
Generic Proscar is a cumulative term used for all drugs that are indistinguishable from Proscar but are sold under other trade names and made by different pharmaceutical companies. Such drugs have the same active substance, Finasteride, and formula. They help to cure the enlarged prostate and stop male alopecia or baldness caused by the excessive amounts of the hormone called dihydrotestosterone in the body. The drug should be used on a daily basis without interruptions to achieve visible effects. That is why it is wiser to buy a cheaper generic version. To find out more about the drug uses, contraindications, precautions, side effects, and so forth, read the specially prepared medication guide.
What is Proscar?
Proscar is a brand name owned by the American pharmaceutical concern Merck & Co. The medication was approved for the use in the U.S. in 1992. Since then, it also started to be manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies though under different trade names. Collectively such medications are referred to as generics of Proscar. They have the same active substance and formulation but are commonly much cheaper because their manufacturers do not invest in the research and use already developed formula.
The medication is an amazing remedy for middle-aged and elderly men who suffer from the prostate enlargement accompanied by painful and obstructed urination. The medication has also a cosmetic property – it helps to stop the balding process and re-grow lost hair.
What is Generic Finasteride?
Generic Finasteride is a collective name for all drugs identical to the brand-name drug Proscar. The name comes from the name of the active substance used in the widely-known medication. The drugs based on Finasteride are marketed under different trade names because their manufacturers are obliged to name their products differently. However, they are allowed to use the same formulation as the brand-name drugs under the pact of the World Health Organization on generics. In fact, generic medications are even promoted by the WHO as they make it possible for people with lower income or from the developing and underdeveloped countries to have access to the most innovative and qualitative medications at a cheaper cost.
When should you buy Generic Proscar and use it?
You can buy Generic Proscar first of all if your doctor prescribes you the medication. In general, the drug is used for the therapy of benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlargement of the prostate and male baldness caused by the imbalance of certain hormones. Usually, these conditions are interrelated and occur in men aged 40-60. If you reached this age and suffer from painful urination or notice balding spots on your head, you should first of all, visit your physician and take necessary tests, and if he thinks that the problem is caused by the excessive amounts of dihydrotestosterone in your body, you can order Generic Proscar and start using it as indicated in the instruction.
What is the principle of action of the medication?
The effect of the medication is based on the suppression of a certain enzyme that converts male sex hormone testosterone into a harmful substance called dihydrotestosterone which excessive amount in the body cause baldness in men and enlargement of the prostate due to the proliferation of the connective tissue. The medication has a cumulative effect and should be used without interruption for a long period of time to see the results. Once you stop using the drug, the processes will resume.
In the constant, uninterrupted intake of the medication, the first significant results such as the decrease of the prostate size, stopped hair loss and partially re-growing hair can be observed within 3 months. In 4 months, the urine outflow is practically fully restored. If you stop using the medication, the effect will gradually fade till it is completely gone over the next 6-8 months.
The medication is able to stop the hair loss and even grow the hair that has already fallen because recently it had been discovered that the hair follicles from which the hair falls off do not die but are dormant. So the medication “wakes” them up.
This is a simplified explanation of the medication action. If you need more detailed information, please read the instruction that accompanies the pills, consult your doctor, or read the medicines encyclopedia.
How to use the brand or Generic Finasteride?
When you first buy Generic Finasteride, you should be prepared that you will have to use this medication on a constant basis to see the results and maintain them. The drug should be taken once a day, preferably, at the same time every day, in the amount of one 5 mg pill. It doesn’t matter if you just ate or take it on an empty stomach, food doesn’t influence the absorption and effect of the medication.
Contraindications for the medicine use
You should not order Generic Finasteride if you are allergic to the main active substance. The drug is also not designed for women. It can be in some cases used in women but not of childbearing age. Naturally, the medication is also contraindicated for children.
The medication should be cautiously used in men with liver failure and obstructive uropathy. It means that in the first symptoms of the condition worsening you should stop using the medication and consult a health care provider.
Adverse reactions of Proscar (Finasteride) use
If you buy Proscar for the first time, it may turn out that you are allergic to the active substance of the drug. In this case, you will notice the occurrence of rash, skin itching, hives, swelling of the lips and face. If these symptoms occur, you should stop using the drug and look for an alternative. In the Men’s health section of our online pharmacy you can find drugs with other active substances that treat alopecia (blandness) and prostate enlargement.
Other adverse reactions include decreased libido, inability to achieve and sustain an erection, trouble with ejaculation, painful sensitivity of the mammary glands. These symptoms are usually corrected with the use of erection enhancers which you can also find in the Men’s health section of our pharmacy. Otherwise, if these symptoms bother you and you don’t want to use drugs for erectile dysfunction, you can also try an alternative medication with the same effect but based on another active ingredient.
The clinical side effects that can be discovered during the tests include an increase in the concentration of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone in the blood, a decrease in the concentration of prostate-specific antigen.
What drugs not to take with Generic Proscar?
During the clinical trials, any life-threatening or significantly negative interaction with other medications hadn’t been discovered. However, if you use any medications currently, including vitamins or supplements, it is better to consult your doctor about the use of Proscar with them before you buy Finasteride and start using the pills. Your doctor knows your allergies and health condition and can advise more competently on the combination of drugs than the standard instruction for the medication.
Overdose with Proscar
During the tests of the medication, volunteers had taken increased dosage of the medication but no significant negative reactions occurred. If you accidentally overdosed, do not worry, you don’t need any special therapy. However, if you experience any heart work violations or intense allergic reactions such as swelling of the throat and think that it may be caused by the medication use, you should seek medical assistance. In such cases, most likely the reaction is not caused by the drug overdose but you are suffering from a stroke (not related to the drug intake) or an allergy to the drug and need medical assistance.
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