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Finasteride (Propecia)

Also known as Proscar and Propecia

Finasteride (brand names Proscar and Propecia by Merck, among other generic names) is a synthetic drug for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness (MPB). It is a type II 5α-reductase inhibitor. 5α-reductase is an enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $36.52 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed finasteride to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph), retention of urine, prostate cancer, and symptoms of prostate.

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