Finasteride

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Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia) is a medication used mainly to treat an enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, to treat excessive hair growth in women and as a part of hormone therapy for transgender women. Side effects: sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, or breast enlargement.

Synonyms:MK-906; YM-152, Proscar, Propecia
CAS:98319-26-7
Formula:C23H36N2O2
Molecular weight:372.549 g/mol
Compound purity:≥98%
IUPAC:17-(N-tert-butylcarbamoyl)-4-aza-5?-androst-1-en-3-one
Finasteride is a 5?-reductase inhibitor, an antiandrogen, works by decreasing the production of dihydrotestosterone by about 70% in the prostate gland and the scalp. Finasteride was patented in 1984 and approved for medical use in 1992. Finasteride used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, may improve the symptoms difficulty urinating. Also it can help reduction in the risk of developing prostate cancer with 5?-reductase inhibitor chemoprevention. Finasteride is also used to treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in men. Treatment with finasteride slows further hair loss and provides improvement in hair loss after six months of treatment, with effectiveness persisting as long as the drug is taken.
 
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