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User Reviews for Proscar

Proscar has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 3 reviews on 33% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 67% reported a negative experience.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia  
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Anonymous · April 12, 2012

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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."

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Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more · July 1, 2017

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "I started taking Proscar when it was a blind study. It has reduced my prostate to the size of a teenager's prostate. I still take it, but am now using the generic (Finasteride). The only side effect that I have had is slight breast tenderness and swelling (not cancerous as it has been that way for almost a year) also my bald spot all but disappeared."

10 / 10
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Peter · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 13, 2018

"35-year-old Caucasian male. Took Proscar for a year for hair regrowth (1/4 tab per day because Proscar is covered by health insurance and Propecia is not). Unfortunately it did not do anything and I tried in tandem with Minoxidil, which also did nothing. Furthermore, Proscar (and Propecia) did cause a dull pain in the prostate along with impotence, depression, and decreased semen, so that was the end for me. I really hope the FDA can authorize a pill without side effects that actually works."

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Mb262 · August 13, 2013

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia "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."

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