finasteride - oral, Proscar (cont.)
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., prostate exams, PSA levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. You should have a complete physical examination. Follow your doctor's instructions for examining your breasts and testicles, and report any lumps immediately.Although early improvement is often seen, at least 6 to 12 months of therapy may be necessary in some patients to assess whether or not a benefit has occurred. Therefore, it is important to keep regular doctor appointments and get blood tests as scheduled to make sure this medication is working.Many men are born with the condition this drug mimics (prostate glands that are smaller than usual) and lead normal lives with normal sex drives.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store US product at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from light and moisture in a tightly closed container.Store Canadian product at room temperature between 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture in a tightly closed container.Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2012
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