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PROSCAR is a pill used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease. You may not be able to take Proscar, or you may need a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment. Proscar is intended for men use only. Proscar is not indicated for women use. Do not take or handle this medication if you are pregnant or are could become pregnant during treatment. Proscar is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that it is known to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Women who are or who may become pregnant must not handle crushed or broken Proscar tablets. The medication could be absorbed through the skin. Proscar is known to cause birth defects in a developing male baby. Exposure to whole tablets should be avoided whenever possible however exposure to whole tablets is not expected to be harmful as long as the tablets are not swallowed. It is not known whether Proscar passes into breast milk. Proscar is not intended for women use. Do not take this medication if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you miss a dose of Proscar and you remember the same day, take it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Possible Side Effects
Stop taking Proscar and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects have been reported but usually resolve with continued treatment. Continue to take Proscar and notify your doctor if you experience:
-decreased libido (sex drive);
-decreased volume of ejaculate;
-impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection); or
-breast tenderness or enlargement.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Store Proscar at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container, away from moisture.
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of a Proscar overdose are not known.
DO NOT share Proscar with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT use Proscar for other health conditions. Keep this product out of the reach of children. If using Proscar for an extended period of time, obtain refills before your supply runs out.
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.