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Prostasafe 5mg

Category: Cardiovascular Drugs

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
In this leaflet:
1. What Prostasafe is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Prostasafe
3. How to take Prostasafe
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Prostasafe
6. Further information
1. What Prostasafe is and what it is used for
This medicine contains an active substance called finasteride, which belongs to a group of
medicines called ‘5-alpha reductase inhibitors’. It acts by reducing the size of the prostate
gland in men.
Finasteride is used for:
– The treatment and control of benign (i.e. non cancerous) enlargement of the prostate (benign
prostatic hyperplasia, BPH).
– It causes shrinkage of the enlarged prostate, improves urinary flow and symptoms caused by
BPH and reduces the risk of sudden acute urinary retention and the need for surgery

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