Proscar is a drug that is prescribed for patients who show symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Simply put, BPH is a condition whereby the prostate gland becomes enlarged. It is only men who experience the condition. Because the bladder is found right above the prostate gland, the enlargement of the prostate gland inhibits the proper functioning of the bladder. To this effect, the patient experiences the urge to urinate frequently. Moreover, he cannot hold in urine for long as he has to urinate immediately the urge arises. There is also the sensation that the bladder is not empty after urination. All these defects are common symptoms of BPH.
What exactly does Proscar do to alleviate BPH? First, it is important to note that the main reason behind the growth of the prostate gland is the high levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Therefore, the only way to get around the problem is by lowering the levels of DHT and Proscar does just that. Consequently, the prostate gland begins getting smaller and the bladder resumes normal functions. In this way, there is no need to have a surgery done to reduce the size of the enlarged prostate gland. If BPH is not treated early, the patient may eventually have infections in the urinary tract which will make urination difficult.
The medication comes packaged in tablet form. The main ingredient contained in Proscar tablets is finasteride. The drug also includes some other inactive ingredients. The drug comes coated for a good reason. The film helps minimize the chances of the active ingredient getting in contact with the skin. This is because the contact could lead to major side effects, particularly on pregnant or soon-to-be pregnant women. However, an accident may occur, and such a woman may get in contact with a crushed tablet. In such a case the woman is to wash the affected area with copious amounts of water. The woman should also see a doctor immediately.
The drug also causes some side effects in men. The side effects include:
• Problems with the amounts of ejaculates
• Reduced sex drive
• Enlarged and tender breasts
• Inability to get an erection
Men who are allergic to finasteride may experience an allergic reaction whose symptoms include a swollen tongue, lips, and throat, hives and rash. For this reason, it is advisable to avoid the medication in case you are allergic to finasteride. Even more dangerous is the fact that Proscar may increase your disposition to prostate cancer.
It is mandatory to swallow the one 5 mg tablet at the same time daily for six months to realize the expected results. You are allowed to take the pill with food or even without it. Because humans are prone to err, sometimes you may forget to swallow your medication. In this situation take one as soon as you remember. However, if the time has come for you to take the next drug, do not take the one you forgot. Be careful not to allow children to touch your tablets. At the same time do not permit anyone else to swallow your tablets because they are yours.
You can buy the drug at an online pharmacy and have it shipped to you. However, you should note that some of these websites require a valid Australian prescription while others do not.