Consumer Alert! Propecia and Sexual Dysfunction
Propecia is a “vanity drug” used to treat male pattern baldness. At the 360 Advocacy Conference at which I lectured in Chicago back in April of this year, I presented to my attorney colleagues the growing scientific evidence of Propecia’s association with sexual dysfunction. The bad news is that mounting evidence supports the conclusion that Propecia not only causes sexual dysfunction during periods of use, but that also causes permanent sexual dysfunction even after the medication is withdrawn!
Propecia manufacturer Merck admits an eight percent incidence rate of sexual dysfunction. However, a review study published in 2008 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine extends that range to 38 percent, depending on dose and duration, and that is a big difference in the safety profile and risk/benefit analysis.
If users of Propecia had been warned that the drug could cause permanent sexual dysfunction, I am quite sure they would have opted for a safer medical alternative or a ball cap.
If you or someone you know has taken Propecia and suffers from sexual dysfunction, please contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim.
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