Proscar is used for benign prostatic hyperplasia symptomatic treatment in men who have an enlarged prostate. It works through preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which is involved in prostatic hyperplasia development.
Remember that Proscar is a strictly male medication and should never be given to woman or children. It is especially dangerous to expose a pregnant woman to Proscar since it has been known to cause severe birth defects. Since Proscar can be absorbed through skin, it is practically irrelevant whether the woman will accidentally swallow or taste the medicine or simply come into contact with a broken or crushed tablet. If the contact has happened, the woman should immediately wash the exposed area with soap.
To make certain that Proscar is influencing your organism exactly as it should, your healthcare provider will shedule regular blood tests. Also, frequent prostate specific antigent tests will be run to check your prostate for cancer.
Remember to take Proscar regularly, without any interruptions, otherwise at times the effects will be weaker than it could be. You should get your prescription refilled while you still have enough pills to last you for several days.