If you do not take your Proscar as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Proscar tablets are available in one strength -- Proscar 5 mg tablets.
Proscar Versus Propecia
Propecia®, a medication used for treating male pattern baldness, contains the same active ingredient as Proscar -- finasteride. However, Propecia is available only in 1-mg tablets, which is not the correct dose for treating BPH(see Proscar and Hair Loss for more information).
(Click Propecia and Proscar for more information about the differences between these two medications.)
Proscar is currently available in generic form (see Generic Proscar for more information).
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 3, 2007.
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