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Finasteride side effects include what?

Finasteride side effects include what?

Sexual side effects: The most commonj side effects of Finasteride include sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Proscar (Definition)

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine ...Read more


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If i stop using propecia due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when i stop using the medicine.?

If i stop using propecia due to side effects will the side effects continue still or it will stop when i stop using the medicine.?

Sometimes goes away: The longevity of propecia's side effects is a current topic of study. Some evidence has shown that most people go back to normal (80%), but other studies have shown a worse prognosis that effects last more than a year. Hopefully this is not true in your case! see the following links http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22789024 http://news.Yahoo.Com/men-propecias-sexual-side-effects-may-long-last. ...Read more

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Finasteride side effects include what?

Sexual side effects: The most commonj side effects of Finasteride include sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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Finasteride side effects in men?

Sexual dysfunction: The most common side effects of Finasteride are erectile dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of the breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my libido return to normal after finasteride (propecia) side effects?

What do the experts think, should my libido return to normal after finasteride (propecia) side effects?

If you stop it: If you stop the propecia, the side effects will go away. However, so will the benefits. See if your libido returns to normal after you are on the Propecia for six months. Propecia lowers the dihydrotestosterone but not the total testosterone. Libido has alot of inputs other than just a component of a hormone, and your mind can make up for the slight hormonal change.(proscar=5xpropecia). ...Read more

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Finasteride for mph, is there a real risk of persistent/permanent side effects? Studies say no but some professionals feel it does. Any tests 2 check?

Proscar: This drug seems to be safe. It cannot however be taken with some herbal medication such as st.Johns wort.It is also known to cause birth anomalies in women who have come in contact with the drug. ...Read more

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How beneficial is finasteride in alopecia? What are the chances of its side effects?

Finasteride alopecia: Finasteride is one of the best meds we have for androgenetic hair loss. About 2% of men who take it can experience side effects. In a small proportion of men who do have side effects, some of these side effects may last a long time. However it is not yet worked out what effect other existing health conditions have on duration of side effects. Long term side effects occur in a very few men. ...Read more

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Hello,do finasteride tablet for alopecia taken in teenage for few months has temp or permanent side effects & d side effects can be reversed?

Hello,do finasteride tablet for alopecia taken in teenage for few months has temp or permanent side effects & d side effects can be reversed?

Not really: For short term use prob OK. But it is a potent drug and has many potential side effects on your "male" self. You should be monitored and it depends on how long you were on it for. Probably best referral would be to an endocrinologist . ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5╬▒-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Propecia (Definition)

Propecia is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more