Skip to Content

5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

5-Alpha-reductase inhibitors block the action of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, which has greater affinity for androgen receptors. The activity of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors results in increased levels of testosterone and decreased levels of dihydrotestosterone.

5-Alpha-reductase inhibitors are used to treat baldness, prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer.

Filter by:
Drug Name DownUp( View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
Avodart (Pro, More...)
generic name: dutasteride
24 reviews
Jalyn (Pro, More...)
generic name: dutasteride/tamsulosin
19 reviews
Proscar (Pro, More...)
generic name: finasteride
2 reviews
Propecia (Pro, More...)
generic name: finasteride
6 reviews

See also...

Medical conditions associated with 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors: