Finasteride Coupon - Finasteride 5mg tablet

Generic Propecia, Proscar

Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) is an inexpensive drug used for the treatment of hair loss and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Proscar (finasteride 5 mg) is used to treat BPH, and Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) is used for hair loss. Generic finasteride is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans for BPH, but not for hair loss, so pharmacy coupons may be lower. Compare 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.
Finasteride Coupon - Finasteride 5mg tablet

Check Your Prescription: Finasteride is a generic alternative to both Propecia (1 mg) and Proscar (5 mg). Learn More


Finasteride Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Do not donate blood while you are taking this medicine. This will prevent giving this medicine to a pregnant female through a blood transfusion. Ask your doctor or health care professional when it is safe to donate blood after you stop taking this medicine.

Women who are pregnant or may get pregnant must not handle broken or crushed finasteride tablets. The active ingredient could harm the unborn baby. If a pregnant woman comes into contact with broken or crushed tablets she should check with her doctor or health care professional. Exposure to whole tablets is not expected to cause harm as long as they are not swallowed.

Contact your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better. You may need to take this medicine for 6 to 12 months to get the best results.

This medicine can interfere with PSA laboratory tests for prostate cancer. If you are scheduled to have a lab test for prostate cancer, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting some cancers, like breast cancer. Talk with your doctor.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common


cold sweats


dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position

Less common

Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

breast enlargement and tenderness

hives or welts

itchy skin

rapid weight gain

redness of the skin

skin rash

swelling of the lips and face

tingling of the hands or feet

unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

Clear or bloody discharge from the nipple

dimpling of the breast skin

inverted nipple

lump in the breast or under the arm

persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple

redness or swelling of the breast

sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Decreased interest in sexual intercourse

inability to have or keep an erection

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

Less common

Runny nose

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness


stuffy nose

Less common or rare

Abdominal or stomach pain

back pain

decreased amount of semen




Incidence not known

Testicular pain

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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