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User Reviews for Finasteride

Also known as: Propecia, Proscar

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Finasteride Rating Summary

4.5/10 Average Rating

20 Ratings with 16 User Reviews

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Reviews for Finasteride to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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"Had severe Prostrate issue where I could not urinate. Had to have tube and bag for 50 days till Finasteride started to work, at 5 MG. Also took 2 pills daily of Flomax in effort to shrink Prostrate. Now after 9 months I feel I can write review. As stated it was difficult times with surgery being the option if the medication did not work for enlarged prostrate. Side effects are being tired, as well as the sexual issues mentioned by others, which are important, but so much better being able to urinate on my own, I will take them over the issue I faced."

   
8.0

Peter D March 1, 2016

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"I am a 72 years old male, have taken this med for a year now. Definite increase in weight and breast size (as much as 5-7 lbs), easier urinary flow, but not as it used to be, notable decrease in sperm, erections at first were more difficult, but have improved over the past six months. Originally tried a Natural prostrate offering for six months with little sign of change, but thinking now that my prostate has shrunk some, I'll try that again before renewing this prescription. Notably, my PSA score dropped from 6.5 to 3 over the past year!"

   
7.0

Rkrugermts.net (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2016

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"Been using Finasteride for 9 months. Still get up every 2 hours at night to pee. No erection, sex is impossible. Penis looks like it is smaller and different shape. Would not recommend this drug to anybody. Probably going to quit, there has to be something else other than this drug. No sex drive at all."

   
1.0

Anonymous November 8, 2015

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"Used Finasteride for BPH for about 9 months. Do not now need to get up at night to pee BUT totally ruined my sex life. Penis has shrunk and changed in shape, erections are rare and intercourse is impossible. If surgery is not offered I will certainly stop using it."

   
1.0

PercyP August 26, 2015

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"Six months on finasteride reduced my prostate volume from 91 cc to 40 cc! This has eliminated the need for surgery. I did have some dizziness but It has gradually become less of a problem."

   
9.0

Bill Hux (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2015

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"Taken for about 10 years. Have gradually increased urinary urgency. Complete loss of semen with erectile dysfunction problems getting worse. Or is this old age? (89)"

Willi2 May 10, 2014

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"63 year old diagnosed with an enlarged prostate resulting in frequent urges to urinate. I've been taking this medication for 90 days and have not seen any improvement."

   
1.0

dhe October 23, 2013

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"Taking finasteride 9 years for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, urinary issues improved about 50%. Total loss of erections; seminal ejaculate near zero; greatly reduced libido, though this may partly be due to age. This is ok, compared to my previous condition of frequent urinary incontinence, especially when on the road or when sleeping."

   
6.0

calling September 1, 2013

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Proscar (finasteride): "I have been on Proscar for 8 years now and can honestly say that I have maintained the density of hair from when I began taking the medicine."

Mb262 August 13, 2013

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Proscar (finasteride): "Had problems immediately (Tiredness after 7-10 days) with Flomax and so doctor proscribed Proscar and it helped somewhat. However, It caused me to feel tired and occasionally extreme exhaustion. After about one year of use I became impotent even with Viagra. I quit it for about 6 weeks. Felt normal with no erectile dysfunction. Started again and felt tired and had ED. Quit for about 2 months again and felt OK. Started a third time with the same tiredness and ED problems. Have now stopped using it."

   
2.0

Anonymous April 12, 2012

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"Took it for one week, brain fog was so thick I had to discontinue use. Side effects lasted for a couple of months after discontinuation. "

   
1.0

dtaz February 8, 2011

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"I am a 60 year old male with BPH. After 10 days on finasteride I had marked decrease in erectile strength and quantity of ejaculate, moderate decrease in libido."

   
6.0

geezer #8 January 21, 2011

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"Works great and no side effects."

   
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Anonymous October 13, 2010

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"Second medicine for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Flomax didn't work. This medicine helped a little bit after six months but the side effects were greater than the benefits. Experienced erectile dysfunction, semen reduction and impotence. Sex is good 3 weeks after quitting this medicine. Some hair growth associated with this medicine."

   
1.0

Anonymous July 16, 2009

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"Decrease of libido. Discontinued use after 8 months."

   
3.0

Anonymous February 15, 2009

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"This has helped my prostate issues for for 3 years now - no side effects."

   
7.0

Anonymous November 13, 2008

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