Finasteride is used for a variety of purposes. In men over 65 years of age overgrowth of the prostate, called benign prostatic hypertrophy, is common, causing difficulty with urination. This is due to hormone imbalance. Finasteride blocks an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase, helping to restore normal levels of testosterone, a male hormone. This not only shrinks the prostate but enables hair to regrow on the scalp. It is also used in women with facial hair from a condition known as polycystic ovaries, or from unknown cause. It is also used for male-pattern baldness (at a lower dose)
Dose–Proscar is available in tablets. Usual dose is 5 mg per day for prostate-related issues. 1 mg dose is used for male-pattern baldness.
Common side effects:
- Decreased libido
- Difficulty having orgasms or abnormal ejaculation
- Swelling of hands or feet
- Swelling or tenderness of breasts
- Runny nose
Cost of Proscar
The price of finasteride (generic Proscar) ranges from $10 to 75 for a bottle of 90 tablets, strength 1 mg. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Prescription for Finasteride
Finasteride is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat hair loss and prostate issues (BPH) remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Proscar online. No insurance needed.