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Manufactured by: Merck Sharp & Dohme
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Generic Alternative to Proscar
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Basic Information On Proscar
Proscar 5mg is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men which means enlargement of the prostate gland. This is usually seen in elderly patients. BPH is non malignant that is non cancerous. The drug is sold as a prescription medication. The drug is a synthetic anti-androgen. The drug inhibits the type-II 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Thus it reduces the androgenic effect in the prostate and in-turn reduces the prostate volume. This mechanism of action of brand or generic Proscar helps in reducing the blockage in the urinary tract and thus enhances the flow of urine. Secondly, the action of the drug results in reduced androgenic activity in the scalp as well. Thus it is also used in treating the male pattern hair loss.
Precautions / Side Effects For Proscar
The common side effects of Proscar are impotency, decreased volume/amount of ejaculate, abnormal ejaculation, decreased libido, enlargement of the breast, testicular pain, abnormal sexual functions and increase in hair growth. These adverse reactions of the drug are mild in severity and temporary. Serious side effects of Finasteride include changes in the breast for example gynecomastia, formation of lumps, nipple discharge or pain. If you experience any of these serious side effects then consult your health care provider immediately.
Other serious side effects of Finasteride include severe allergic reactions such as rashes, hives, tightness in the chest, itching, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, swelling etc. These allergic reactions are rare but serious. Let you physician know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as prostate cancer, diseases of urinary tract, liver or kidney diseases, any infections, any allergies etc. Brand or generic Proscar is not meant for administration by pregnant women or breast feeding women as it has the potential to cause birth defects.
The recommended dose of Proscar is 5 mg administered daily once. The drug is administered orally in the form of a tablet. The drug can be administered either with food or without food. It is used alone effectively as a monotherapy. Proscar drug can also be used in a combination therapy along with other drugs such as alpha blockers (for example Doxazosin). If a dose of the drug is missed then the next dose of the drug should be administered as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose then skip the dose missed. Then onwards the usual dose schedule should be resumed.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.