|Synonims: Finalo-5, Frt-5, Ftr, Soypecia|
Proscar is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH, enlargement of the prostate gland). Proscar improves symptoms of BPH such as frequent and difficult urination and may reduce the chance of acute urinary retention (suddenly being unable to pass urine). It also may decrease the chance of needing prostate surgery.
Proscar comes as a tablet to use by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food intake. Take Proscar at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and consult with your physician or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Proscar exactly as ordered. Don't take more or less of it or take it more often than recommended by your doctor.
Keep all appointments with your physician. Before having any laboratory test, tell your physician and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Proscar. Don't let anyone else take your drug. Ask your physician any questions you have about refilling your prescription.