An article published in a 2005 edition of Comprehensive Therapy titled “Noninvasive management of lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual dysfunction associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia in the primary care setting.” makes an important note of the connection between finasteride and sexual side effects. Finasteride is the active chemical in Proscar, a drug commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a drug in the larger class of 5alpha-reductase inhibitors.
The author states “Most men who live to middle age and beyond will ultimately develop lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and many will also experience sexual dysfunction.” And, the author states “5alpha-reductase inhibition is not recommended for men without demonstrable prostatic enlargement, may be associated with a long delay between treatment initiation and LUTS improvement, and is clearly associated with sexual side effects, including decreased libido, ejaculatory dysfunction, and erectile dysfunction.” (emphasis added)
Due to the fact that Merck & Co., Inc. failed time and again to adequately warn users of Proscar of the risk for sexual dysfunction, a number of Proscar lawsuits have been filed. If you or a loved one used Proscar and suffered adverse sexual side effects, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our Proscar lawyers at the information provided below. We have the experience, resources, and skills required to win the justice you deserve. Call today and see how we can help.
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