A recent study reports that Propecia may cause persistent sexual dysfunction in 5 to 23 percent of the men who take the pill.
The study, recently by GW University Professor of Medicine Michael S. Irwig and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, reveals that finasteride – an antiandrogen that treats hair loss and is found in popular male pattern baldness drug Propecia – can cause persistent sexual dysfunction, including low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction and problems with orgasms. (See report on study here).
More than one million men take Propecia to treat male pattern baldness. The findings indicate that between 50,000 and 230,000 patients may be experiencing side effects.
Propecia side effects may also include an increased risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Sheller, P.C. is investigating the link between Propecia and sexual dysfunction and certain forms of cancer. If you or someone you know has taken Propecia and developed sexual dysfunction, prostate cancer or breast cancer, call 1-800-833-2299.