Finasteride is a drug that is on the market today used for shrinking enlarged prostate in adult men. This drug can often be used alone or with a mixture of other medications to help assist in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. When used Finasteride can also help reduce the need for surgery. It can also provide benefits such as minimizing the urge to frequently urinate, increase urine flow without strain, and lessened nighttime urination.
So, how does it work? Well, it works by lowering the amount of a naturally existing hormone that can cause growth in and around the prostrate glad. While this drug is used to reduce symptoms, it is not approved for the prevention of prostate cancer. It may decrease the chances slightly. There are several benefits to this drug, but like with most drugs, there can be some serious side effects. You should always talk to your doctor before taking this as well as any other type of drug. Due to the large testosterone doses, women who are pregnant as well as children should not handle the drug.
The side effects are minor if you start to show signs of anything more serious, then you should always contact your doctor. Increased hair growth is likely, along with nipple sensitivity, slight pressure or pain in the testicles. As with all drugs, the user needs to be aware of all aspects of the drug. Become familiar with all the benefits and disadvantages and be sure to talk to your doctor about any concerns you may have.