In 2006, an article by F. Giuliano titled “Impact of medical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia on sexual function.” published in BJU International helps elucidate the link between finasteride (the active chemical in Propecia, Proscar, and other drugs) and adverse sexual side effects — Proscar is a finasteride-containing drug used commonly in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The article states “The 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, finasteride and dutasteride, are associated with a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED), ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD) and decreased libido than is placebo.”
While much of the piece is about other drugs, the author concludes “because treatment options for managing BPH have different effects on sexuality, the sexual dimension should be considered when assessing patients’ expectations and the choice of treatment.”
Because it took Merck & Co., Inc. so long to adequately update warning labels to include the risk for sexual side effects causing a number of men to use these drugs unaware of such risk, many Proscar and Propecia lawsuits are currently being filed against the company.
If you or a loved one used Proscar or Propecia and suffered sexual side effects, you too may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of Propecia lawyers and Proscar lawyers at the information provided below. We have the experience, resources, and skills required to win the justice you deserve.
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