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fi·nas·ter·ide

 (fə-năs′tə-rīd′)
n.
A synthetic androgen inhibitor used primarily in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and androgenetic alopecia.

[fin- (alteration of (al)ph(a-reductase) in(hibitor)) + (az)aster(oid), steroid containing azine (alteration of azo- + steroid) + (am)ide.]
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finasteride

n finasterida
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Tadalafil (CIALIS) is currently approved for treatment of BPH and erectile dysfunction and finasteride is currently approved for treatment BPH (finasteride 5mg PROSCAR) and male pattern hair loss (finasteride 1mg PROPECIA).
Laboratory studies have shown that stinging nettle is comparable to Proscar (finasteride), a drug commonly used to treat BPH, in inhibiting the growth of certain prostate cells.
Other brands that address men's hair loss include Viviscal, Kirkland, Phyto, Amplixin, Ultrax, Proscar. Propecia is used widely since it is found to be more effective in stimulating the growth of damaged hair follicles and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Catalona at Northwestern, those who take Proscar (finasteride) and/or Avodart (dutasteride) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), if they ever do get prostate cancer it is a much more severe kind (higher grade) than the men who took nothing for BPH.
The two main classes of BPH drugs: alpha blockers like Flomax and UroXatral, which relax the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Proscar and Avodart, which lower levels of hormones produced by the prostate.
Finasteride (Propecia and Proscar) and flutamide (Eulexin) are in this class.
The drug can also be used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlargement of the prostate gland - sold under the brand name Proscar -which can cause problems such as frequent and difficult urination and the sudden inability to urinate.
Apart from TBIF, VAB Bank is also owned by Cypriot firms Actonex Ltd, Chavarria Trading Ltd, Godaxalliance Ltd, Notifa Trading Ltd, Polybion Ltd, Proscar Trading Ltd and Serrant Ltd, which hold stakes of 9% each, as well as Bauman Trade company with a 9% interest and Russian businessman Sergey Maximov with a stake of 6.28%.
The Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee agreed, voting 17-0 to reject Merck's Proscar (finasteride) and 14-2 against Glaxo's Avodart (dutasteride).
(20) Proscar Longterm Efficacy and Safety Study (PLESS) was placebo controlled observation of 1,500 men with BPH.
In PCPT, the use of the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor finasteride (Proscar) initially led to a 25% reduced risk of prostate cancer, but the medication also was associated with an increased risk of high-grade tumors.