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Finasteride

In the US, Finasteride (finasteride systemic) is a member of the drug class 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors and is used to treat Androgenetic Alopecia and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

D11AX10,G04CB01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0098319-26-7

Chemical Formula

C23-H36-N2-O2

Molecular Weight

372

Therapeutic Categories

Urological

5-Alpha reductase inhibitor

Systemic treatment of androgenetic alopecia

Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Chemical Name

N-tert-Butyl-3-oxo-4-aza-5α-androst-1-ene-17β-carboxamide

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Finasteride (OS: BAN, USAN, JAN)
  • Finastéride (OS: DCF)
  • MK 906 (IS: MerckSharpD)
  • Finasteride (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Finasteridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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