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Side effect(s) of Finasteride


Review the side-effects of Finasteride as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

   Genitourinary
- Impotence, decreased sexual activity, ejaculation disorder, breast enlargement and breast tenderness.

   Body as a whole
- Weakness and headache.

   Heart
- Low blood pressure.

   Metabolic
- Swelling in the extremities.

   Central Nervous System
- Dizziness, drowsiness and depression.

   Respiratory
- Difficulty in breathing and runny nose.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Finasteride

Finasteride(Proscar) generic is a synthetic antiandrogen, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, and hair loss. It prevents testosterone conversion in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.


Trade Names for Finasteride

India :


International :


Proscar, Propecia
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