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Brand name: Proscar TM
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Active ingredients: finasteride
What it is used for
For the treatment and control of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients who are not candidates for immediate surgery. Efficacy has been established in double blind clinical studies for treatment of BPH for periods up to 12 months. Patients have been treated in open extension studies at the recommended dosage for up to 3 years during which the drug was generally well tolerated. INDICATIONS AS AT 3 MARCH 1999: PROSCAR is indicated for the treatment of patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with an enlarged prostate.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Blue, apple-shaped film-coated tablet one side marked "MSD 72" the other side "PROSCAR".
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient finasteride
This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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