Finasteride

    Alastair J. J. Wood, Roger S. Rittmaster
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    TLDR Finasteride treats enlarged prostate and may help with baldness, but effects on sexual function and male fetuses are unclear.
    This document from 1994 discusses the drug finasteride, which inhibits the production of dihydrotestosterone and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. The drug has been shown to reduce serum concentrations of prostate-specific antigen and may prevent or attenuate male-pattern baldness. However, its effects on sexual function are unclear, and there is concern that it may prevent virilization of male fetuses. The article suggests that further research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks of finasteride.
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