Finasteride is a steroid-like medication frequently prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) and male pattern baldness. You’ll most likely find it in medicine cabinets and pharmacies as the brand names Proscar or Propecia, although a generic version is also available.
Proscar ? Finasteride
What is finasteride used for in bodybuilding?
We conclude that a higher-than-replacement TE combined with finasteride significantly increases muscle strength and BMD and reduces body fat without causing prostate enlargement
Does finasteride increase testosterone or estrogen?
Finasteride increases the circulating levels of testosterone which is peripherally aromatized to estrogens. Thus the use of finasteride in older males further shifts the hormonal balance towards estrogen excess. The expression of aromatase is also up-regulated in prostatic hyperplasia and cancer.
Does finasteride incre ase testosterone?
Finasteride blocks the action of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme changes testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow or hair loss in males. It will increase testosterone levels in the body, which decreases prostate size and increases hair growth on the scalp