Finasteride generic is a very helpful medication in many men who are suffering from benign prostatic hypertrophy and male hair loss (or androgenetic alopecia). Finasteride generic is classified as an inhibitor drug of the type II 5a reductase enzyme which specifically converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (abbreviated DHT). By successfully inhibiting or blocking the production of DHT, finasteride generic therefore effectively lowers the activity of androgen in the human scalp. As for the prostate, by successfully inhibiting or blocking the 5a reductase enzyme, finasteride generic effectively lowers the prostate volume, which results to the improvement of benign prostatic hypertrophy and as a result, lowers the risk of developing prostate cancer as well.
The medical uses of finasteride generic are mainly for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy and male pattern baldness. Doctors typically recommend the use of finasteride generic for treating male patients suffering from benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), which simply refers to an abnormal enlargement of the prostate. The approved dose by the FDA for treating benign prostatic hypertrophy is 5 mg of finasteride generic once per day. A patient is required to undergo 6 months or longer of treatment with finasteride generic in order for him to be able to see desirable results. Take note that if the finasteride generic medication is not continued, any benefits that have arisen will then be reversed within around 6 to 8 months. Those who take finasteride generic for their enlarged prostate issues may also experience improvement on some of their BPH-related symptoms such as hesitation at the beginning of urination, difficulty in urinating, lessened flow of the urine while urinating, and having to get up in the middle of the night just to urinate. Continue reading