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Proscar (finasteride) 5 mg tablets

Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

 

March 2014

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Postmarketing Experiences
  • Angioedema

 

January 2013

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Postmarketing Experience
  • sexual dysfunction that continued after discontinuation of treatment, including ......

 

 

October 2010

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Post-marketing Experience
  • male breast cancer

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What are the possible side effects of Proscar?
  • in rare cases, male breast cancer has been reported

 

March 2010

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PRECAUTIONS

Effects on PSA and Prostate Cancer Detection
  • Any confirmed increases in PSA levels from nadir while on Proscar may signal the presence of prostate cancer and should be carefully evaluated, even if those values are still within the normal range for men not taking a 5α-reductase inhibitor. Non-compliance with Proscar therapy may also affect PSA test results.

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