Brand name authorized in: Poland
The drug ADASTER contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
Finasteride is a competitive inhibitor of human 5α-reductase, an intracellular enzyme which metabolises testosterone into the more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlargement of the prostate gland is dependent upon the conversion of testosterone to DHT within the prostate. Finasteride is highly effective in reducing circulating and intraprostatic DHT. Finasteride has no affinity for the androgen receptor.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows: