Popular hairloss medication Propecia has been linked to sexual dysfunction in men, according to a recent study by George Washington University Professor Michael S. Irwig. The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, argues that the sexual side effects associated with Propecia may be irreversible. These negative consequences are reported to include erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual desire, decreased semen, depression, and problems with orgasm.
The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, argues that the sexual side effects associated with Propecia may be irreversible.
Though the drug’s labels are required to document the risk of possible negative Propecia sexual side effects, it has reportedly never warned that these could be irreversible. The United Kingdom, Italy, and Sweden have had labels detailing these risks for some time. Dr. Irwig’s study finds that an antiandrogen called finasteride, which is an active ingredient in Propecia, leads to sexual dysfunction in about 5 percent of men. Irwing’s findings are gleaned from interviews with 71 otherwise healthy men between the ages of 21 and 46 years old that took Propecia for varying amounts of time.
In addition to possible permanent sexual dysfunction, Propecia has also reportedly been linked to prostate and breast cancer. Though Propecia often produces considerable results, patients and prospective users should consult their doctor and talk about the risks before starting or continuing use. If you or a loved one has experienced Propecia sexual side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a dedicated Propecia attorney by completing the form on the right to find out if you have legal recourse.