5-alpha-reductase inhibitor

What is 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor?

5α-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) are a class of drugs with antiandrogen effects, used primarily in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and androgenic alopecia.

These agents inhibit the enzyme 5α-reductase, which is involved in the metabolic transformations of a variety of endogenous steroids. 5α-reductase inhibition is most known for preventing conversion of testosterone, the major androgen sex hormone, to the more potent dihydrotestosterone (DHT), in androgen-associated disorders.

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I have kind of a special situation...I'm an American living in Japan long term and have symptoms
of BPH. I consulted my local M.D. here about it...

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using proscar foe over 3 years- and recentley i am getting a little tenderness in left breast - iam 87 have pace maker and cholcler implant - can i...

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Silodosin- RAPAFLO is molecule that practically causes NO ORTHOSTATIC HYPO-TENSION, thereby should...

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