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Differential effect of finasteride on the tissue androgen concentrations in benign prostatic hyperplasia

Habib, F K and Ross, M and Tate, R and Chisholm, G D (1997) Differential effect of finasteride on the tissue androgen concentrations in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Clinical Endocrinology, 46 (2). pp. 137-44. ISSN 0300-0664

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Abstract

The 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor, finasteride, provides a logical medical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, the effects of chronic finasteride treatment on prostatic androgen levels, 5 alpha-reductase activity and tissue prostatic specific antigen (PSA) have not been studied. We have examined prostate tissue androgen concentrations and 5 alpha-reductase activity of the gland in men with BPH treated with the drug for 3 months.