Review: how effective is Finasteride for Enlarged prostate?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.2/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high
This is a review of how effective Finasteride (finasteride) is for Enlarged prostate. The study is based on 171 reports from user community and is updated continuously.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
What is Finasteride
Finasteride (latest outcomes from 5,671 users) has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. Common side effects of Finasteride include fatigue, dizziness, dizziness aggravated, fatigue aggravated, breathing difficulty.
Enlarged prostate (latest reports from 40,832 patients) is typically treated by Flomax, Avodart, Finasteride, Tamsulosin Hydrochloride, Tamsulosin, Terazosin Hydrochloride.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 171 people are studied for taking Finasteride in Enlarged prostate
Finasteride effectiveness for Enlarged prostate (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Age of people who take Finasteride for Enlarged prostate * :
|Enlarged prostate||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.58%||3.51%||10.53%||85.38% |
Who find Finasteride more effective for Enlarged prostate?
Age of people who find Finasteride more effective * :
|Enlarged prostate||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.90%||3.45%||89.66% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
Related topic: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
See which drug is more effective in real world to treat:
Latest outcomes in real world:
Comments for this study:
Tony8 (3 months ago):
Have taken finisteride for OVER 6yrs now.
No problems with sex drive,etc
Prostrate went from a 4...to less than 1
Reply the comment
dean j. (7 months ago):
I have been taking Finasteride for 9 months for enlarged (massive) prostate. I have had great relief from the pressure, pain, and frequent trips to the bathroom. My prostate was so large that it became very uncomfortable to sit. Finasteride has helped to reduce the tissue mass to a once again comfortable level. My PSA was a 4.2, 3 months ago. I will be 66 years old November 2013. I live on the coast of South Carolina. The biggest side effect that I have noticed is a lack of sex drive and I do believe that the Finasteride has something to do with it. I take 10mg Cialis to help out.
Reply the comment
john c. (3 years ago):
Taking finesteride for 3 months - no noticeable improvements a this time plus significant negative impact of sex drive. Still bathroom visits through the night. I will stick with it for one or two more months given effectiveness is said to take several weeks or months. There must be a better way.
Reply the comment
What do you think? Post a comment.
Want to personalize this study to your gender and age? Start now.
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Doesn't drink much but produces loads of urine during the night and early morning
From this study (3 weeks ago):
up all night going to bathroom can I take my Ditropan with fiasteride
how long does it take for finasteride to work?
From this study (1 month ago):
Recent colonoscopy and stool sample both negative
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Enlarged prostate psa dropped from 4.0 to 3.0
My PSA dropped from 4.0 to 3.0 after 1) reducing my intake of bread and bread products. 2) taking ginger root in the form of crystalized ginger 3) making my own bread. The flour i used was from fresh ground wheat berries.
- Effects of eliminating folic acid
After my doctor recommended I be treated for an enlarged prostate I began to cut out all bread & cereal and replace it with home made bread made with a bread machine. I purchased a wheat grinder and wheat berries and grind my own flour. The result is not only my prostate problems are much be ...
- Did you recover from bph?
For unknown reasons my BPH symptoms have gradually disappeared. I was taking Doxazosin for 2-3 years but it never seemed to really help. I stated taking Saw Palmetto about a year ago.
Gradually over this summer my BPH symptoms faded to almost zero.
I'm not ready to claim that the Saw Palmetto di ...
More reviews for: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
Recent studies of taking Finasteride in Enlarged Prostate on eHealthMe:
- A study of drug interactions between Diltiazem Hydrochloride, Finasteride for a patient with HBP, Bph. The patient has High Blood Pressure
- A study of side effects of Finasteride for a patient with Enlarged Prostate. The patient has Retrograde Ejaculation (entry of semen into the bladder instead of going out through the urethra during ejaculation)
- A study of drug interactions between Finasteride, Zantac 75, Warfarin Sodium, Metoprolol Succinate, Flomax for a patient with Enlarged Prostate, Gerd, Blood Clots, Arterial Disorder, Bladder Disorder. The patient has Decreased Platelets
More related studies for: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
Recent Enlarged Prostate related drug comparison:
More related comparison studies for: Enlarged prostate
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.