Which medications in the drug class 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors

These agents inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Finasteride (Proscar)

Finasteride inhibits the steroid 5-alpha-reductase, which converts testosterone into 5-alpha-DHT, causing serum DHT levels to decrease.


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