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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Question: I am a 75 year old man, I have an enlarged Prostate, I have been taking Finasteride Tablets 5mg for the past two years, I have no interest in sex, I would like to know if castration would be a better than keep taking these tablets
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Tablets are fine

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

In general, if you are OK with taking tablets, I suggest you continue. Castration is associated with risk of complications, so if you have no serious side effects to the medication you should continue with them.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.
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I am a 75 year old man, I have an

Brief Answer: Tablets are fine Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX In general, if you are OK with taking tablets, I suggest you continue. Castration is associated with risk of complications, so if you have no serious side effects to the medication you should continue with them. Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions.