Propecia (generic: finasteride) is a medication indicated to promote hair growth in the scalp area, specifically on the vertex and anterior mid-scalp. the question is (Does Propecia Cause Erectile Dysfunction?) Unfortunately, patients who use this medication may experience hazardous and demoralizing Propecia side effects. Adverse health reports have recently demonstrated that Propecia may cause persistent sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and even the development of both Propecia prostate cancer and male breast cancer.
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Merck & Co. introduced Propecia into the U.S. market in 1997, where it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used as a method of promoting healthy hair growth in the scalp. Propecia’s active ingredient, finasteride, was developed as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that has the inherent ability to treat male pattern baldness by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which prevents hair growth. DHT is a substance in the body that can shrink hair follicles until they no longer produces visible hair. As a result, the scalp is able to foster a healthier head of hair.
Unfortunately, anyone who has taken or plans to use Propecia may increase their risk of developing extremely hazardous side effects. Adverse health reports indicate that Propecia may be responsible for a decrease in sexual desire, impotence, erectile dysfunction and the development of male breast cancer. Due to the severity of these side effects, a Propecia lawyer is ready to help any plaintiff in their potential Propecia lawsuit.
Propecia Side Effects
Our Propecia lawyers are currently evaluating the following side effects for potential Propecia lawsuits:
- Breast enlargement/tenderness
- Prostate cancer
- Severe allergic reactions
- Complications with ejaculation
- Testicular pain
- Prolonged erectile dysfunction
- Male breast cancer
- Persistent sexual dysfunction
Propecia Erectile Dysfunction
As a direct result of Propecia’s affect on the prostate, many researchers believe that ﬁnasteride may be responsible for erectile dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction, often referred to as impotence, is characterized by the inability to achieve and maintain an erection firm enough to preform sexual intercourse. Those subjected to erectile dysfunction after taking Propecia may experience severe depression and the inability to practice sexual intercourse.
Persistent Sexual Dysfunction
Researchers conducted a clinical trial with 71 seemingly healthy men 21–46 years of age who reported instances of sexual side effects associated with the strict use of Propecia. Many symptoms persisted for at least 3 months despite the discontinuation of the hair growing medication.