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What are the side effects of proscar (finasteride)?

What are the side effects of proscar (finasteride)?

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

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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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What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

What are the side effects of taking proscar (finasteride)?

Variable: Definite decrease in semen volume; occasional erectile dysfunction; lowering of psa which needs to be factored in; hair growth on head. ...Read more

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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

What side effect(s)?: Not certain which specific side effect(s) you're referring to. Also, finasteride is 1000 x's more potent than beta-sitosterol, which is 100-1000 x's more potent than saw palmetto: it is unlikely that switching will offer you any efficacy/benefit. ...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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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 are some of the side effects of propecia (finasteride)?

What are some of the side effects of propecia (finasteride)?

Variable: Decreased sexual ability/desire may occur. In some men, this medication can decrease the amount of semen released during sex. This is harmless. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...Read more

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How long will the side effects of propecia (finasteride) last?

How long will the side effects of propecia (finasteride) last?

Propecia (finasteride): Sexual side effects may persist for months after discontinuing the propecia (finasteride). Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the side effects of propecia (finasteride)?

May decr libido etc: Since it blocks testosterone to some extent to the most powerful male hormone DHT, testosterone gets shifted to the estrogens. Thus it may cause reduced potency, ? fertility problem, and breast enlargement. Be careful. ...Read more

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I have to decided to stop taking propecia (finasteride) because of the side effects. Am i overreacting?

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

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What is your thoughts on propecia (finasteride)? I have read about the ED side effects and is a bit reluctant to try it.

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What is your thoughts on propecia (finasteride)? I have read about the ED side effects and is a bit reluctant to try it.

See my note: Propecia (finasteride) is in essence proscar, for treating enlarged prostate but in smaller dose of 1 mg.It can cause ed, try it if you wish, side effects will stop when you stop using it. ...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.?

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 more

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Doctors, what are the side-effects of finasteride?

Here are some...: Finasteride is to block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. So, some may experience a decrease in erection, sex desire, ejaculation, etc. More on voiding trouble? Go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. ...Read more

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Side effects of propecia (finasteride) - any erectile issues?

Possible: 2% of men taking Propecia (finasteride) experienced sexual side effects. Most returned to normal after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How common are sexual side effects with propecia (finasteride)?

How common are sexual side effects with propecia (finasteride)?

2 percent: Literatute shows that sexual side effects occur in 2% of men taking propecia (finasteride). Most went away when they stopped taking the medication. ...Read more

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Proscar (Definition)

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