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2003 – Propecia, Proscar linked to long-term sexual side-effects

Posted in Propecia / Proscar

In 2003, an article published in International Journal of Impotence Research by D.J. Carbone Jr. et al. titled “Medical therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: sexual dysfunction and impact on quality of life.” aimed to clarify the link between use of finasteride, the active ingredient in hair loss drug Propecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) drug Proscar, and long-term adverse sexual side-effects.

This study reviewed 73 previously-published reports on the subject, and found that “finasteride is associated with problems of ejaculation (2.1-7.7%), erection (4.9-15.8%), and libido (3.1-5.4%).”  The team writes, “Such significant and undesirable complications in relation to sexual function produce a well-documented negative impact on quality of life. Thus, optimal treatment for men with BPH requires the use of agents that demonstrate efficacy and safety with fewer sexual side effects.”

Due to the fact that Merck & Co., Inc., the manufacturer of Proscar and Propecia, has failed time and again to warn users of the risks associated with these drugs, a number of Proscar lawsuits and Propecia lawsuits have been filed: the warning labels for these drugs weren’t updated until April 2012, even though research demonstrating sexual side-effects had been published many years before.

If you or a loved one used finasteride in the form of Propecia or Proscar, please do not hesitate to contact our team of Propecia lawyers and Proscar lawyers at the information provided below, for you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.  We have the experience, resources, and compassion required to win the justice you deserve.  Call today and see how we can help.

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