Finasteride (Proscar)

Finasteride Storage Methods

Finasteride should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture or heat. Finasteride tablets should be kept in an airtight container. Because finasteride is so dangerous for pregnant women, women should not touch broken or crushed finasteride tablets if they are pregnant or may be pregnant.
 
Keep finasteride and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

Finasteride: What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your finasteride as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of finasteride.
 

Finasteride: Strengths

Finasteride tablets are available in one strength -- finasteride 5 mg tablets.
 

Finasteride in Propecia

Finasteride is also the active ingredient in Propecia®, a medication used for treating male pattern baldness. However, Propecia is available only in 1 mg tablets, which is not the correct dose for treating BPH (see Proscar and Hair Loss for more information).
 
(Click on Propecia and Proscar for more information about the differences between Proscar and Propecia.)
 

Generic Finasteride

Generic finasteride is currently licensed for sale.
 
(Click Generic Proscar for more information.)
 
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