Proscar is used to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia, i.e. enlargement of the prostrate gland). Proscar relieves symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty in urinating, and acute urinary retention. Proscar has been known to reduce the incidence of prostrate surgery.
Proscar comes in tablet form to be taken orally once a day. Proscar does not have to be taken with food. For best results take the dose at the same time every day. Follow the instructions on the package insert, unless your doctor has prescribed a different dosage. Never increase or decrease the dose without consulting your doctor.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
Before using Proscar ensure that your doctor has full details of your medical history. If you are due for a laboratory test, ensure that the laboratory personnel are aware that you are using Proscar. Proscar should only be used by the person for whom it was prescribed.