What Finasteride is and what it is used for?


Finasteride belongs to the group of medicines, called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. They act by reducing the size of the prostate gland in men.

Finasteride 5mg is used in the treatment and control of benign enlargement of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia - BPH).

It causes regression of the enlarged prostate, improves urinary flow and symptoms caused by BPH, and reduces the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgery.