An analysis of existing studies and cases shows that popular hair loss and enlarged prostrate drugs Propecia and Avodart may lead to long-term sexual side effects. According to USA Today, sexual side effects commonly associated with use of the drugs dutasteride (Avodart) and finasteride (Proscar and Propecia) have been found to continue even after discontinuing use. These side effects include erectile dysfunction, reduced ejaculation, depression, and loss of libido. Professor of biochemistry and urology at Boston University School of Medicine Abdulmaged M. Traish commented that some users of these drugs would experience “No sex. No desire. Potential depression.”
Propecia has previously been linked to long-term sexual side effects.
Propecia has previously been linked to long-term sexual side effects, including in a recent study by George Washington University Professor Michael S. Irwig. The George Washington University study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, shows that side effects commonly associated with the hair loss medication may actually be irreversible. In the study, interviews with 71 otherwise healthy men saw 94 percent had developed low libido, 92 percent developed erectile dysfunction and decreased arousal, and 69 percent developed problems with orgasm. On average, the men used Propecia for approximately 28 months but experienced persistent sexual side effects for an average of 40 months after discontinuing use.
Propecia reportedly produces quality results in combating hair loss but users and prospective users should consult their doctor and discuss the risks before starting or continuing use. Traish noted that alternative medications are available to treat an enlarged prostate that are usually prescribed alongside the problematic drugs, including alpha-blockers such as Flomax. If you or a loved one has experienced Propecia sexual side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. Complete the free case review form on the right to contact a knowledgeable Propecia sexual side effects attorney and find out if you have legal recourse.