Proscar is a drug used to treat enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
The active ingredient in Proscar, finasteride, prevents testosterone from converting into its active form.
This reduces the inflammation of the prostate, but it also means coping with the effects of lower testosterone.
It could be possible to use an alternative treatment called transurethral resection of the prostate.
This is a one-hour operation that involves slipping a tube up the urethra to remove a portion of the prostate.
This solves the problems caused by the enlarged prostate and eliminates the need for medication.