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Propecia Finasteride Safe Men
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propecia safe drug: Propecia is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have side effects. The most common reported side effects of Finasteride are loss of sex drive and the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. The incidence of these problems however is very small. For men taking Finasteride for five years, the difference between. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please respond. Are DHT blockers like saw palmetto and propecia safe for men? Will that cause libido problems? Or does it just depend? I'm confused.
For men taking propecia, how long do they need to be off the med before trying to conceive w/ wife (or is it okay to be on med?)
Propecia: Propecia is effective at preventing hair loss, however it has been implicated in causing erectile dysfunction as a side effect. I suggest that you discuss these issues with your physician before beginning the medication and learn about all the medication's risks and benefits. As an alternative hair transplant is a safe long term solution to male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Propecia works by blocking testosterone, the major male hormone. Testosterone has some pretty important good effects as most men will attest to, and blocking it can cause erectile dysfunction or change in libido there are some studies showing this changes can be longer term. Even though the effects wear off the Minoxidil creams (rogaine, etc) are safer and would be my recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all?help.
Saw palmetto: is an unregulated supplement that has bio-identical properties, but is not standardized. If you are concerned about male pattern baldness, try using minoxidil and finasteride. Side effects are uncommon but possible. Try them and monitor for side effects. You can stop if dissatisfied with results. Claims that effects are long lasting seem dubious. ...Read more
Is it safe to take propecia . I heard that it has serious side effects like impotence & erectile dysfunction?
Yes ; no: As w/all medications ; dietary supplements, there are side effects, whether acknowledged or not. Never believe any ad that claims there are no side effects just b/c it's natural, organic or herbal. With that said, never take any medication or dietary supplement unless you need it and benefit > risk. Propecia is fda approved brand of Finasteride w/known risk of side effects as noted but not guarant. ...Read more
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