How effective is Finasteride for Enlarged prostate?
Summary: 186 Finasteride users have rated its effectiveness for Enlarged prostate.
Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.2/5
This is a review of how effective Finasteride (finasteride) is for Enlarged prostate and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
You are not alone: join a support group for people who take Finasteride for Enlarged prostate >>>
What is Finasteride
Finasteride has active ingredients of finasteride. It is often used in enlarged prostate. (latest outcomes from 5,730 Finasteride users)
Enlarged prostate can be treated by Flomax, Avodart, Finasteride, Tamsulosin, Tamsulosin Hydrochloride, Terazosin Hydrochloride. (latest reports from 17,538 Enlarged Prostate patients)
On Apr, 28, 2015: 186 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%||0.54%||3.23%||10.75%||85.48% |
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%||6.56%||3.28%||90.16% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
Find out which drug is more effective in real world to treat:
Comments for this study:
jimth1 (1 month ago):
I'm 72 now and in 2005 I had a PVP done in Bangkok.
PVP, prostate vaporization procedure. After numbness, there was a tube inserted in my penis that had a miniature camera attached. I could watch the procedure on a monitor while the doctor was explaining what was being done. The tube had reached my prostate and a wire was heated and burning the excess prostate to reduce it to a normal size. Procedure took about an hour; I didn't feel a thing. I stayed in the hospital for two days for observation. After two days the doctor had me drink and drink some more, water. Two or three hours later when I had to urinate, he had me urinate in a bowl which could measure the strength of my stream. Amazing, I emptied my bladder in a mater of seconds. And for one year I emptied my bladder and never go up during the night to urinate. However, your prostate never stops growing and after 1 year or so, I noticed getting up at night and after about 3 years, it was back to square one. But the year or two free from prostate problems was worth it.
Reply the comment
Tony8 (1 year 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. (2 years 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. (4 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
Get connected: join our support group of enlarged prostate and finasteride on
What do you think? Post a comment.
Want to personalize this study to your gender and age? Start now.
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
More questions for: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Prostate and cymbalta
I started taking Cymbalta as prescribed by my physician as a pain adjunct with Vicodin for chronic back pain. I didn't notice much change the first 30 days but as a new prescription I was pretty hit and miss getting it taken regularly. I was not convinced it helped my pain that much. My pain physi ...
- Took propecia for a month
Took propecia for a month. In the first 7 days I developed Stye in my right eye, I was thinking may be it is because of propecia, but I wasn't sure. Within the next two weeks I developed Anal Abscess. I strongly believe it is as a result of Propecia.
- Amlo dipine and terazosin
I have taken combination since 04/13 I have experienced ED lower testosterone and elevated PSA. Prior to that I was taking terazosin and hydrochorizide without any side effects. I stop taking the amlodipine during a juice fast and my PSA levels decreased when I stopped fasting and returned to taking ...
- Singulair to the rescue
Antihistamines , even in small amounts, cause my prostate to swell immensely. Several months ago my allergies reached the point I had to take something. I had a physician's sample of 10 mg Singulair, so I took one. To my amazement, I got quick relief from extreme allergies, but my prostate SHRUNK ...
- Finasteride and knee swelling
taken finasteride 1 mg since 5 years, knee swelling both sides since 1,5 years. MRT without pathologic findings. stopped finasteride since 3 weeks. No more Knee swelling.
More reviews for: Finasteride, Enlarged prostate
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 month ago):
I fainted when got out 0f bed for the first time today.
From this study (2 months ago):
chronic fatigue all the time. Body wide chronic pain Bladder problems , Can not concentrate, Constant sinus problems , Body hair falls out and regrows Stomach bloating, Constipation. Muscle spasms, Mood swings'
From this study (3 months ago):
stop taking methadone for back pain in 10/2014 and all of this started the end of 11/2014.I have had upper and lower gi cat scan and x-rays of my stomach and only show I have acid reflux could this all becoming from withdrawal from the methadone and if so how long do these withdrawal last.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
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.