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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of finasteride oral.

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Condition: Enlarged Prostate
5/21/2009 5:41:01 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It helps to reduce nighttime bathroom visit to one.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
4/25/2009 11:38:38 PM

Reviewer: ac1952, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The drug is more effective in reducing frequent urination and improving flow than the previous prescription I was using, but my sex drive has been reduced greatly. Worse yet, I have also had some occasional scrotal and penile pain and tenderness, and am in process of switching to flomax.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
3/20/2009 9:05:45 AM

Reviewer: fcwvavet, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Since starting drug in my BPH therapy I have found that the side effects far outweigh the benefits. Regarding the frequent urination at night, I have slowed down from 3-5 to 1-3. However the prostrate has continued to enlarge in each of the last three visits, but not by much. The side effects of the lost sex drive, inability to hold an erection, or even get one and the little or no semen, seems ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
1/14/2009 8:24:53 PM

Reviewer: peepa7, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
70 yrs old, feel like 50, except for loss of sex drive. What are side effects if stopped taking drug. Do not take any other meds.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
12/22/2008 4:06:17 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
LOST SEX DRIVE AND LITTLE OR BO SEMEN,ALSO TAKEN FLOMAX, AS OF THIS DATE STOPED USING BOTH

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