General Information

Proscar Ireland is applicable for treatment of men only and holds the main function is to prevent the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inside the patient’s body. DHT is generally involved in the development of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Proscar Ireland is used for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms among men with enlarged prostate.

Drug Description

Proscar (generic name: Finasteride) is generally indicated for symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment among men with an enlarged prostate with the main goals to:

  • Decrease the risk of acute urinary retention;
  • Improve general symptoms;
  • Reduce the need for surgery, like prostatectomy and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).


Proscar Ireland should never be taken by a child or a woman. Finasteride is able to absorb through the skin, hence both women and children should avoid handling Proscar tablets.

In order to ensure you can take Proscar safely, inform your physician if you experience any of the conditions listed below:

  • prostate cancer;
  • abnormal liver enzyme tests or liver disease;
  • stricture of urethra;
  • a disorder of bladder muscle;
  • inability to urinate;
  • if you have suffered from an allergic reaction to a medicine that is similar to Proscar (i.e. Dutasteride aka Avodart).

Continuous use of Proscar can increase the risk of prostate cancer developing in patient’s body. Hereby, your physician will perform specific tests in order to ensure you don’t have any other conditions, which may possibly prevent you from using Finasteride safely.

Even though Proscar Ireland is not prescribed for women, this drug still can cause certain birth defects to a child, if a woman stays exposed to it during the period of pregnancy. Hence, women, who are pregnant or may get pregnant soon, should avoid from handling Proscar Ireland. If a woman comes in contact with a broken or crushed Proscar tablet accidentally, the contact area should be instantly washed with soap and water.


Proscar Ireland should be taken in accordance with your doctor prescription. Do not exceed the prescribed dosage and do not take the drug for a period longer than recommended. Strictly follow all the directions provided in your prescription. Proscar Ireland should be taken with a full glass of water. This medicine can actually be taken both with and without food. Ensure you take this medicine every day at the same time.

In order to ensure that Proscar Ireland is effectively curing your condition and not actually causing any harmful effects, you may need to conduct blood tests on a frequent basis. In addition, your doctor will also conduct tests for your prostate specific antigen (PSA) in order to check for presence of prostate cancer. Hereby, it is advised to visit your doctor on a regular basis.

It is better to take Proscar Ireland on a regular basis to receive the most effective results. Refill your prescription before you completely run out of medicine. It is required to store Proscar at room temperature conditions, away from any moisture, light and heat. Ensure the bottle is closed tightly when you do not take the medicine.

Effect on Semen Characteristics

Proscar treatment for duration of 24 weeks to evaluate the parameters of semen among healthy male volunteers has not revealed any clinically meaningful effects on male sperm concentration, morphology, mobility, or pH. There was observed a 0.6 mL (22.1%) average decrease in ejaculation volume with a reduction in total sperm per ejaculation at the same time. Those parameters still remained within the normal range and actually were reversible once the therapy was discontinued. The return to normal baseline conditions took on average 84 weeks.

Side Effects

Get an immediate medical emergency assistance if you experience any of the following allergic reaction signs to Proscar Ireland:

  • hives;
  • swelling of lips, face, tongue and/or throat;
  • breathing difficulties;

Inform your doctor right away if you notice any pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge and other changes in breast. Those may be the signs of male breast cancer.

Less serious side effects of Proscar include:

  • abnormal ejaculation;
  • impotence, trouble having an orgasm, loss of interest in sex;
  • swelling of feet or hands;
  • swelling or tenderness in breasts;
  • weakness and/or dizziness;
  • feeling like you are about to pass out;
  • runny nose;
  • headache;
  • skin rash.

The sexual side effects that can be caused by Proscar (e.g. trouble having an erection, decreased libido, ejaculation problems etc.) may persist even after you stop taking this medicine. Consult with your doctor if you have any concerns regarding those side effects. It is always advised to closely monitor your health conditions change during Proscar Ireland treatment in order to ensure its effectiveness and also reduce the likelihood of any adverse effects occurrence.