Finast is a medication used to shrink an enlarged prostate in men. The brand name of this medication is Proscar.
How it works
This medication works by affecting natural body hormones such as testosterone. By reducing the amount of such hormones, the medication is able to slow down the growth of the prostate.
This medication is highly effective in treating various symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. By consuming this medication, you can decrease the urge to urinate frequently and you will be able to experience better urine flow. It is important to note that this medication will not be useful in preventing the growth of prostate cancer.
Finast is generally consumed by mouth, with or without food, once a day. However, your physician might ask you to consume more tablets depending on the severity of your condition. You must not make any alterations to the prescription without consulting your healthcare provider. Increasing the number of tablets will not treat your condition any faster. On the contrary, it will only make you more susceptible to the side effects.
This medication should be handled by pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant – especially when it is crushed. This medication must be used regularly in order to experience its best benefits. You need to make sure that you do not miss your dosage. If you fail to take it, make sure to consume the drug as soon as possible. However, if it is time for the next dose, then skip the one that you missed. It is not safe for you to double the doses under any circumstance.
You must not stop consuming this medication without consulting your physician. Doing so can lead to unpleasant side effects. If you wish to terminate the treatment, inform your doctor first. He or she will provide you the necessary instructions to follow.
It can take 6-12 months to experience the benefits of this medication. If the condition persist or worsens during this period, inform your healthcare provider immediately.
The following are some serious side effects that you are likely to experience during the course of the treatment.
Lump in the breast
Pain in the testicles
Inability to urinate
This medication can also affect your sexual ability. Among some men, this medication can reduce the amount of semen released during ejaculation. Even though this is harmless, this side effect can sometimes continue even after the discontinuation of the treatment. In this case, make sure to get immediate medical help.
These are some precautionary methods that you need to follow during the treatment period to ensure your own safety.
Make sure to check whether you are allergic to the inactive ingredients used in this medication.
If you have suffered from a liver disease in the past, inform your physician immediately.
Do not use this medication in children or women.
This medication can be absorbed by the skin. Therefore, it is should not be handled by a pregnant woman. This can affect the health of the unborn baby.