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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. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia (finasteride) 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


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If i stop using propecia (finasteride) 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 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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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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Propecia (finasteride) side effects are what?

Several: Propecia (finasteride) seems to be a safe for most men concerned with hair loss. A small small percentage of men experience sexual dysfunction (erectile or decreased libido) and men with gynecomastia may see an increase in breast size. Propecia (finasteride) may increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer. Most concerning is a recent canadian study that showed a small increase in male breast cancer with propecia (finasteride). ...Read more

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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, (finasteride) the side effects will go away. However, so will the benefits. See if your libido returns to normal after you are on the Propecia (finasteride) for six months. Propecia (finasteride) 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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If i stop using propecia (finasteride) 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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I have to decided to stop taking propecia (finasteride) because of the side effects. Am i overreacting?

No: I recommend you telling your physician that you had stopped Propecia (finasteride) due to a side effect. Your doctor might be able to put you on an alternative med. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Propecia (Definition)

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


Dr. Ira Katz
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Proscar (Definition)

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