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Proscar Side Effects
Here are some...: As a drug to deplete dihyrotestosterone - active form of testosterone, it may induce loss of sex desire, erectile dysfunction, poor ejaculation, being hard to reach orgasm, etc. although it helps improve androgenic hair loss to some men at low dose and shrink the prostate at a dose of 5 mg by mouth daily for improving urine flow. More? Ask your doc or contact me. ...Read more
I have been taking Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for almost the last 8 years for hair loss. Due to the side effects will it be better to switch to Saw palmetto ?Thanks
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for asking!: For most patients, 2-4 weeks, but side effects may be permanent. ...Read more
If I stop taking propecia (finasteride) because of the side effects will I undo the progress I made?
Unfortunately: Eventually, the progress made will be lost, although not immediately. ...Read more
I have to decided to stop taking propecia (finasteride) because of the side effects. Am i overreacting?
Discuss with Doc: No, you are not over-reacting. Discuss this with your doctor and see what alternatives you have. Good luck! ...Read more
What is your thoughts on propecia (finasteride)? I have read about the ED side effects and is a bit reluctant to try it.
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.?
Effects will stop. : The most common side effects of Finasteride (propecia) are depression, decreased libido, decreased ejaculate volume, and breast size increase. These side effects are reversible, and will disappear after you stop the medication. The half-life of the drug is 6 hours, so the medication will wash out in 1-2 days. For more information: http://www.Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/ucm208701.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using Propecia (finasteride) for 11 months with no side effects. How big is the chance that I will notice the side effects I've been reading about later in life?
Not likely: Most side effects would have appeared by now. Prostate people take much larger amounts ...Read more