Finasteride

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Generic Name
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Finasteride
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Trade Name
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Procpecia, Proscar
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Classification
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Antandrogen, 5-Alpha reductase Inhibitor
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Availability
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1 mg, 5 mg tablets
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Action
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Specefic inhibitor of the steroid 5- alpha reductase, an enzyme necessary to convert testosterone into potent androgen 5- alpha dihrotestosterone in the prostate gland. Decreases the production of testosterone in the prostate gland
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Uses
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Benign prostatic hypertrophy, male pattern hair loss (androgentic alopocia)
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Contraindications
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Hypersensitivity to finasteride; females pregnancy (category x) lactation, children
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Adverse Effects
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Asthenia
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Nursing Implicaitons
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Evaluate carefully any sustained increase in serum SA levels while patient is taking finasteride. It may indicate the presence of prostate cancer or noncompliance with the therapy

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