Propecia sexual side effects, which reportedly include impotence and erectile dysfunction, may not be reversible, according to new research. A study conducted by a university professor raises concerns that these sexual side effects could be permanent in 15% in users, even after they stopped taking the medication. Because the manufacturer allegedly failed to warn consumers about the possible permanence of theser side effects, men who suffered from libido loss, impotence, erectile dysfunction or other problems after using the drug may have legal recourse.
Erectile Dysfunctionand Impotence
The new study which suggested that the side effects of Propecia may be permanent included interviews from more than 70 men between the ages of 21 and 46 who used the hair loss medication, or a similar drug containing finasteride. According to the study, 69% suffered orgasm problems, 92% experienced erectile dysfunction, and 94% suffered decreased arousal. Even though the average duration of use for men in the study was 28 months, these Propecia sexual side effects lasted for 40 months on average, the study found.
Other sexual side effects which have been reported among users may also include:
If you suffered from any of these sexual side effects, you may have legal recourse to seek compensation for medical bills and other damages.
Merck recognized some of the above sexual side effects in the product's labeling, but allegedly failed to warn consumers that some of these problems could be permanent. Several other countries have updated the drug's label to indicate that certain Propecia sexual side effects may be permanent, persistent or irreversible, though no such changes have been in the United States.