Class/mechanism: 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor; inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Specifically and competitively inhibits Type II 5α-reductase by forming a stable enzyme-drug complex.
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Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
No antineoplastic label, at this time.
- 1992-06-19: Initial approval
Also known as
- Brand name: Proscar