Propecia Linked to Sexual Side Effects

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Men who used hair loss drug Propecia and experienced sexual side effects, such as erectile dysfunction or loss of libido, or were diagnosed with prostate or male breast cancer.
Damages
The hair loss medication has been linked to a number of Propecia sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, testicular pain, ejaculation problems, decreased semen volume, and impotence. Propecia has also been associated with male breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Company(ies)
Merck
Additional Details
Propecia is a common medication used to treat hair loss in men.
Date
In June 2011, the FDA released a statement that Propecia, Proscar and other 5-alpha reductase inhibitors can increase a user's risk for high-grade prostate cancer.