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Scientific Name: Finasteride
Brand Name: Entadfi, Propecia, Proscar
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Finasteride acts as a competitive and specific inhibitor of Type II 5α-reductase, a nuclear-bound steroid intracellular enzyme primarily located in the prostatic stromal cell that converts the androgen testosterone into the more active metabolite, 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) .
Description of the Drug: Finasteride is an antiandrogenic compound that is used for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern hair loss in adult males by inhibiting Type II 5-alpha reductase.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from