However, your doctor may also prescribe Proscar for other conditions if found appropriate. Proscar is a synthetic antiandrogen that is generally used for treatment in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in low doses and taken for treating prostate cancer in high doses. It improves the symptoms of BPH like frequent and abnormal urination and may reduce the factor of acute urinary retention.
How to use Proscar
The ideal way to use Proscar is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions. Proscar taken once per day with or without meal.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Proscar to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Proscar between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature in tightly stored container.
Avoid storing Proscar in the bathroom.
Please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Proscar.
Consult your doctor before using Proscar if you have conditions like, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Proscar if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Proscar as it can increase the chances of becoming drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Proscar as Proscar may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Proscar is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Proscar should never be taken by a woman or a child.
Proscar can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be permitted to handle proscar tablets.