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  1. Is DHT different than testosterone?
    ... can't be converted back. Note that propecia and proscar are the same thing only 5x more per pill but for the ... same price. You can buy proscar and cut the pills in quarters and save a bundle. ...
    ... By the way, I have tried to get a prescription for Proscar but I still haven't been able to find a physician...
    ... conversion in those peripheral tissues. To get proscar simply tell your doctor you don't have much money ... to write in your chart that he refused to prescribe proscar . He won't want to do that and it might make him give...

  2. Hairloss won't stop! Help!
    ... hair loss. Oh yeah, you can get a presciption for proscar , the prostate medication. It's just propecia at 5x...

Drug Interactions / Side Effects board

  1. Finasteride side effects?
    ... I have been taking finasteride ( proscar ) 5mg for about a month now, and at the same time have ... m wondering if this might be a side effect of the proscar . Does anyone have any experience with this? I thought ... I read on another board that proscar could cause osteoporosis, so am concerned about long...

Back Problems board

  1. Lower back pain, Swollen testicle with lump on it"
    ... testicle. For the last 5 years I have been taking 1 Proscar pill and 1 Flomax pill day. I have had a hard time...

  2. Good Fusion Outcomes Wanted
    ... Steroids do hinder in a solid fusion as do meds like Proscar , Vioxx or any other anti-inflamatory. I had taken...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. Worried about psa reading
    ... addition of a "five alpha reductase inhibitor" drug, Proscar (now generically available as finasteride), or recently...

  2. SELECT Trial suspended: selenium and vitamin E
    ... which initially showed that 5 mg of finasteride (aka Proscar ) daily reduced the incidence of prostate cancer by...

  3. contained within the prostate?
    ... on TV for BPH) or finasteride (the generic name for Proscar ). That triple blockade combo has worked very well...

  4. combining an antiandrogen drug with an LHRH-agonist?
    ... consider adding Avodart or finasteride (generic for Proscar ) as well. In simple terms, the LHRHR-agonist will...
    ... inhibitor drug," either Avodart or finasteride (formerly Proscar ), to his treatment. It's really great that his PSA ... mentioned to modena35, convinced me to add the 5-ARI drug Proscar (Avodart not then available), and shortly my PSA plunged...

  5. PSA fluctuations - cancer or not? Antibiotics, etc.
    ... annual test! - Finasteride, formerly marketed as Proscar before going generic, cuts the PSA score about 50...

  6. second line treatments for advanced metastatic p ca
    ... and either of the drugs finasteride (generic for Proscar ) or Avodart will block much (finasteride) or almost...

  7. RP was wrong decision?
    ... stopping the heavy duty drugs and just maintaining with Proscar (now generically available as finasteride). There...

  8. Neoadjuvant Hormone Therapy prior to Radiation
    ... treated over the past 5 years for BPH with Flomax and Proscar . It is larger then normal but not to the point of...
    ... treated over the past 5 years for BPH with Flomax and Proscar . It is larger then normal but not to the point of...

  9. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... inhibitor" drug (finasteride, which used to be called Proscar , for me). That's known as intermittent triple blockade ... with Proscar maintenance, or triple androgen deprivation therapy...

  10. psa increasing
    ... step. You could also try finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart for several months and see how your PSA...

  11. avodart
    ... older companion drug, finasteride, formerly known as Proscar . Monitoring would feature the PSA doubling time...

  12. Gleason 9
    ... to triple hormonal blockade (Lupron, 50 mg Casodex, Proscar - now available generically as finasteride). ...

  13. Hoping for some information or answer to question please
    ... A drug like generic finasteride (formerly known as Proscar ), or Avodart (both are 5-alpha reductase inhibitor...

  14. Prostate and Supplements
    ... to mask P.C. However, Finasteride formerly known as Proscar and I believe the generic is now called Avodart can...
    ... mentioned, there was a question if the fairly mild drug Proscar masked prostate cancer; actually, Proscar (now available...

  15. Why its hard to kill that last cancer cell (stem cells), & reassuring biopsy safety
    ... dormant. He noted that items like vitamin D, lycopene, Proscar (finasteride), and Celebrex all appear to limit the...

  16. Treatment AFTER surgury
    ... without treatment, you might try Avodart, or generic Proscar (finasteride). Those are my layman's thoughts,...

  17. First PSA test at 47
    ... resources. You could also try finasteride (formerly Proscar ) for six months and see if your PSA falls by 50% or...

  18. PCA3 results
    ... papers on using finasteride (now generic, formerly Proscar ) to improve PSA testing, improve PSA trend analysis...

  19. flucuating psa between 4-10
    ... is finasteride, now available generically (formerly Proscar ). You can see abstracts of research about finasteride...

  20. At what age is best to start getting tested for pc?
    ... opinion) that may help. They are finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart, and a statin drug. All of these...

  21. prostate cancer after prostatectomy
    ... finasteride, now available generically (formerly known as Proscar , and in a lower dose for regrowing scalp hair as Propecia...

  22. Prostate Cancer $$$: retired/401K/SS/ins./... USA
    ... totalling 87 months for finasteride (initially was Proscar at double the wholesale cost before it went generic...

  23. Surgery or Brachytherapy (seeding)
    ... of recurrence. Also, finasteride, which is generic Proscar , makes the PSA trend analysis used in the D'Amico...

  24. Hormone Therapy (Chemical Castration) Side Effects...
    ... 5-alpha reductase inhibitors finasteride (formerly Proscar ) or Avodart, block the conversion of any remaining...

  25. when it comes back
    ... I learned that he was uncomfortable with adding Proscar (now generic finasteride) to Lupron and Casodex, telling...

  26. Newbie - Father diagnosed w/ PC
    ... antiandrogen (typically Casodex) plus either the generic Proscar known as finasteride or Avodart, or the antiandrogen...

  27. Active Surveillance - a sound option for truly low risk men
    ... years.) Certain supportive low-key medications like Proscar and Avodart and Celebrex also seem to help. Some doctors...

  28. My brother's PSA results..
    ... DRE. :) The drug is finasteride, formerly known as Proscar . There is strong evidence from a gold-quality type...

  29. PSA Levels Went Down On Second Test. Should I Still Get A Biopsy?
    ... instances, but even mild drugs like finasteride (aka Proscar ) and Avodart will usually drop the PSA by 50% or more...

  30. recurrence after rp-
    ... triple blockade (Lupron, adding Casodex, later adding Proscar ) for 31 months, achieving a nadir of <0.01 and staying ... year, then went off-therapy (maintaining only with Proscar and the bisphosphonate Fosamax) for 28 months until ... December 2006, maintaining with finasteride (generic Proscar ) 5 mg X2 daily and monthly Boniva. My PSA has been ... on triple blockade using finasteride (then sold as Proscar ) as the third element. He and his then partner, Dr...

  31. My story: challenging case treated only with intermittent hormonal blockade
    ... the last 22 months on triple blockade after adding Proscar in September, with Fosamax in support to preserve...

  32. PSA rise
    ... new tactic: the drug finasteride, formerly known as Proscar before it went generic nearly a year and a half ago...

  33. Not sure what to do
    ... class," and are known as finasteride (the name for Proscar now that it is available as a generic), and Avodart...

  34. clinical trials
    ... Lupron plus Casodex) to triple (Lupron and Casodex plus Proscar (finasteride) with Fosamax in support). My PSA dropped...

  35. Propecia / Proscar
    ... increased incidence of prostate cancer in people taking Proscar (or Propecia, which is simply a lower dose of Proscar ... a lower incidence of prostate cancer in men taking Proscar for benign prostate enlargement....

  36. Do I need a second biopsy?
    ... symptoms. Thankfully biopsy came back negative. Went on proscar and PSA down to 4.3 in July, 2002; 5.3 in Dec, 2002...
    ... didn't believe the negative biopsies. Also drugs like proscar and avadart simply force down the PSA by reducing...

  37. We're Extremely Afraid and Not Sure What to Do Now....(very long)
    ... on our decision. The UIC surgeon put my husband on PROSCAR to reduce the amount of Testosterone in his prostate ... back to see him in less than 3 months to see how the PROSCAR is working. I guess we're looking for some insight...

  38. I urinate at least 10 times a night :(
    ... it, but it started at age 53 for me. I was put onto Proscar and Flomax and that did the trick! My PSA eventually...
    ... along with an atonic bladder, and popped me onto the Proscar & Flomax which are pills. They had me back to normal...

  39. Daily Proscar Use for Hairloss
    ... boxrz-recent studies indicate that Proscar may actually decrease the incidence of prostate cancer...
    ... Try going into any search engine and type in Proscar , cancer & prevention. See if that helps. Positive4U...
    ... Why do you use proscar for hairloss? I thought proscar is for BPH. Just curious!...
    ... blood. The drug Propecia is just a reduced dosage of Proscar ....

  40. Help... new to the board.
    ... of 9 - It was 4.5 about 3 years ago. He's been on Proscar for about 10 years which kept his PSA fairly low throughout ... that time. Prior to being put on Proscar , he had a PSA of 12 and a negative biopsy result....
    ... tonight on another board that since my Dad has been on Proscar for a while, his biopsy results maybe affected by ... that. They said that Proscar affects glandular things and can mimic cancer. So ... for patients on Proscar it's a good idea to get a 2nd opinion on the slides ... by a Gleason Expert who is aware of the Proscar history. No one ever told us this (why wouldn't his ... this in case there are other people who have been on Proscar . I think in my Dad's case, now that I've had a...
    ... Donna2005, Proscar lowers levels of the key hormone DHT(dihydrotestosterone ... shrinking prostate can lead to decreased PSA levels. Proscar does not cause tissue to mimic cancer. Recent studies ... show Proscar may actually decrease prostate cancer upwards of 25...
    ... getting from all of this that there's a consensus that Proscar does affect biopsy results, as least in it's Gleason...
    ... appear to me that the cancer was already there before Proscar treatment and was easier to detect after Proscar treatment ... erentiated cancer?In your posting at 1:11am I'm not sure if Proscar is being grouped with ADT therapy or if they are talking ... would tend to agree with you about the effects of Proscar on biopsy results & Gleason scoring. The big question...
    ... yes they are talking about effects of Finasteride ( Proscar ) and ADT therapy in the article. I got more info ... used for men who have been previously treated with Proscar . He said that the biopsy might exaggerate the cancer ... grade because of the Proscar . Dr. Bostwick and Dr. Gleason have written some letter ... use some other way of determining it for people on Proscar . Even if we get the same results, at least we tried...
    ... It sounds like regardless of your findings about Proscar and the possible alteration of prostate pathology...

Eye & Vision board

  1. Dry eyes....Help!
    ... research that showed that anti-androgen medicines like Proscar and Propecia were drying out patients meibomian glands...
    ... took medicine that blocked androgen like propecia, proscar , accutane, avodart. These findings only came about...

Relationship Health board

  1. Ok ladies a new topic hairloss in young men.
    ... jokes, once they are comfotable anyways. Nick I use proscar and rogaine. The stuff works good I would probably...

High Cholesterol board

  1. Med. list.........
    ... ***************************** For prostate. Proscar ****************************************** To help...

Lupus board

  1. kidney advice
    ... urologist for my constant peeing and terzosin and proscar have helped in this area....

Urology board

  1. Prostate biopsy
    ... ultrasound done, never given meds such as Avodart or Proscar . All he wants to do is biopsy although I know that...

  2. Treatment For Benign Prostate Hyperplasia??
    ... Standard". For less severe BPH, there are drugs such as Proscar or Finasteride which help shrink the Prostate back ... tend to re-grow it. In fact, many men actually take Proscar or Finasteride in an attempt to regain their lost...

  3. help! testicle Pain - antibiotics Not Working
    ... really screw up my stomach. I'm now on cardura and Proscar and the testicle pain is better, although I do have...

  4. Prostitis
    ... prostatitis. It works in a similar way that the drug Proscar works, which is also given for an enlarged prostate ... Palmetto normally does not have any of the side effects Proscar has. Good luck with all this, I do "feel for you...

Men's Health board

  1. Has Anyone...
    ... Used Saw Palmetto or Proscar before? If so for how long....and any side effects...
    ... From what I have read it is more effective than Proscar and does not the side effects of Proscar. I have...
    ... combo for a year. Works very well. Stay away from proscar , causes impotence in 10-15% of users....
    ... but what is pygem? I heard bad things about proscar ....i was just asking in relation to hair loss. ...

  2. Prostate BPH - Herbal Treatment
    ... prostate (BPH). The doctor suggested I start taking Proscar , but after a lot of research I told him I would prefer...
    ... the doctor for a man my age. You don't want to take Proscar if you can help it because the side effects of impotence ... read Saw Palmetto is actually more effective than Proscar . Try the herbs first. Good luck....

  3. Does Rogaine work?
    ... Take Proscar instead it is covered under benefit plans and you...

Prostatitis board

  1. Urination Hesitancy - Unknown infection involved - Acute Prostatitis?
    ... overlooked?!? If it's prostatitis, why did Flomax and Proscar make urination MORE difficult?!? Could this be some...

  2. Prostatitis, need some advice/help
    ... it works wonders for this type of problem or even Proscar , but I would definetely try Flomax or the new one...
    ... stopping treatment sometimes it will take a little while. Proscar is another option but I would definetely try the other ... two I mentioned first and Proscar after that.GOOD LUCK!!!!...

Sexual Health - Men board

  1. A little help please
    ... question... Would the medicines Saw Palmetto or Proscar would help me out? I ask cuz my dad take them both...
    ... question... Would the medicines Saw Palmetto or Proscar would help me out? I ask cuz my dad take them both ... thought to be excess estrogen in men that causes that. Proscar is a drug that is also suppose to help the prostate...

  2. Taking Finasteride--Smaller Penis?
    ... Finasteride for hair loss. More specifically, am taking Proscar but divide the pill so it is closer to 1 mg. (to ... adulthood. It was not seen anecdotally in Propecia/ Proscar studies, but it wasn't studied directly either. I...

  3. advice needed.
    ... overcome it. If someone would switch your viagra with a proscar you'd still do fine because you would think you were...
    ... overcome it. If someone would switch your viagra with a proscar you'd still do fine because you would think you were...

  4. Ejaculation Problem
    ... how long I wait I have the same problem. I am taking Proscar for hair loss- the doctor thought that this might...
    ... I take proscar but that is to reduce enlarged prostate. I had no...
    ... urologist. But I wanted to ask; you say that you take Proscar for the prostate. Have you noticed any effects upon...
    ... I take proscar but that is to reduce enlarged prostate. I had no ... noticed any changes in your hair since you started proscar ? How long have you been on it?...

Acne board

  1. Spironolactone for Acne
    ... Also: Finasteride (marketed as Propecia and Proscar ) Promoted for use in treating pattern baldness...

  2. GNC's 20% off week--any suggestions on stuff for my acne

  3. Endocrinologist prescibed Avodart and Accutane
    ... ocrinologist and he prescribed Avodart (im currently taking proscar ) for my hair loss and Accutane (my 3rd course, i will...
    ... libido reducing) side effects, when you were taking Proscar and are now on Avodart. Don't those also affect your ... libido, as I've read that proscar does??? As for the blood tests, well he'll probably...
    ... specific 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as Avodart & Proscar . There's herbals that can act as 5-alpha reductase...

  4. Question for Sweetjade!
    ... answer your other question, Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar ) help males with Male Patterned Baldness, but not...

  5. Why aren't more of us guys trying Avodart?
    ... female users have said, Finasteride (Propecia -70%, Proscar ) is not helpful for acne and only work for male pattern...

  6. Topical Spiro/Male Spiro Usage
    ... Saw Palmetto (Permixon)- equally as effective as Proscar / Finesteride. Some find that it's a good alternative...

  7. gyno/derm WHY WON'T THEY RX SPIRO????
    ... improves prostate function similar to Finasteride ( Proscar , Propecia)! It does so by the same mechanisms as...

  8. hormones and acne (i finally found something that works!)
    ... of some oral DHT reducing medicines listed such as proscar , spiro , avodart etc. first i tried using the...
    ... yes, avodart has great potential ( proscar might even be good as well since its similar although...

Hair Loss / Alopecia board

  1. hair loss question
    ... when I was 30. i went to the doctor and he prescribed proscar , which works like propecia but its like half the price...

  2. Propecia - helps with hair loss
    ... The problem is getting Proscar , because it is used for prostate problems and requires ... prescription. I wonder how many docs will write a Proscar script for a hair loss patient. It would save money...
    ... My Doc gladly prescribed the Proscar . However it doesn't seem to work:) Not the same for...

  3. My Hair Loss Product Review...
    ... I called my DR today and asked him to switch me to Proscar (Finasterdine 5mg). Its the same thing as Propecia ... because men take it for their prostate. Insurance covers Proscar but NOT Propecia (Proscar is for medical - your prostate ... Propecia is considered "cosmetic") I just picked up my Proscar and a pill cutter. Im going to cut it into 1/4 pill ... Propecia was costing me $70/month and now the 5 mg Proscar which will last 4 times longer because im cutting ... it and you have good prescription coverage go with Proscar 5mg and cut it up with a pill cutter. Otherwise you...
    ... Propecia, but for some reason my doctor switched me to Proscar which I've been taking the past 2 months. Both were...
    ... regrowing hair. Because I've been taking propecia ( proscar ) for 6 and a half months now and have noticed no regrowth...

  4. Proscar for Hair Loss
    ... Hi maybe I can help. Proscar in a smaller dosage is called propecia or finasteride...
    ... proscar is the same thing as propecia. The only difference ... is that proscar comes in larger dosages. 1 pill - 5 mg..where propecia...
    ... I heard that Proscar just needed to be broken into 5ths. I am going to...
    ... Ok so I got a prescription for 30 pills of generic Proscar . And they took my insurance so it was dirt cheap! ... another prescription. I'll post results on how the Proscar (or basically Propecia once I cut it into 5ths) works...

  5. Hair Loss
    ... available online. Generic Propecia (Finpecia) and Generic Proscar (Fincar) are very effective pills and sold at cheap...


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