Propecia Linked to Male Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Sexual Dysfunction
Propecia, also known as finasteride, is a treatment for male pattern baldness. Propecia works by inhibiting a man’s production of 5-alpha reductase (5a-R)–a natural enzyme present in the scalp, skin, epididymis, and prostate gland that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes male pattern baldness. Propecia may cause the following side effects:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction
- Male Infertility
- Breast enlargement and even breast cancer in men
- Prostate Cancer
- Libido Disorders
Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawsuits
A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between male sexual dysfunction and Propecia users. The study found that 96% reported “persistent sexual side effects.” In 2012, the FDA ordered Propecia’s warning label to state that Propecia side effects include libido disorders, ejaculation disorders and orgasm disorders. If you took Propecia and are suffering from sexual dysfynunction, contact an attorney; you may have a valid Propecia injury lawsuit.
Propecia Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Lawsuits
In 2011, the FDA issued a safety announcement and required the drug label to warn men of an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Some studies have shown there is a link between Propecia, male breast cancer and prostate cancer. People who use 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARI), such as Propecia, have an increased risk of prostate cancer. Early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Urinary troubles
- Pain while urinating
- Blood in urine or semen
- Localized pain
- Bone pain
- Swelling of the legs and groin
Propecia and Infertility Lawsuits
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered Propecia to revise its drug label for side effects. The new label was ordered to have the following three side effects added to the warning label:
- Entries for libido disorders, ejaculation disorders, and orgasm disorders occurring after discontinuation of Propecia.
- An entry for decreased libido after ceasing Propecia use.
- An entry that described reports of male infertility and poor semen quality that normalized or improved after discontinuation of Propecia.
Other Side Effects From Propecia
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorders
- Sexual impotence
- Decreased volume/quality of ejaculate
- Numbness in sexual organs
- Testicular pain
- Enlarged and/or painful breast tissue
- Difficulty getting an erection
- Sexual anhedonia (ejaculation with no accompanied pleasure)
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Social withdrawal/Anxiety/Lack of motivation
- Male breast cancer
- Bipolar mood disorder
Compensation for Propecia Injury Lawsuits
A Propecia lawsuit may provide payments for medical bills and rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of marital relations and more. Due to statutes of limitation you may only have a limited time to file your Propecia injury lawsuit. For a free legal consultation just fill out the contact form or call toll-free 1-866-232-5777.
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