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).
Variable. As you might be aware, most medications have a very long list of possible side effects. The most talked about side effects with Propecia (finasteride) are decreased in sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, and decrease in sperm count. These occurred in less tha 2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) and disappeared once stopped.

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

Occasion side effect. Reported problems with taking Propecia (finasteride) include higher risk of prostate cancer, male breast cancer, sexual dysfunction, anxiety and depression, birth defects in offspring, and occasional skin problems.
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.

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.

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.

What are the side effects of using long term propecia (finasteride)?

Occasion side effect. Reported problems with taking Propecia (finasteride) include higher risk of prostate cancer, male breast cancer, sexual dysfunction, anxiety and depression, birth defects in offspring, and occasional skin problems.

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.

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

Propecia (finasteride) is safe. Some people get quite an improvement in hair growth and thickness with propecia (finasteride). The side effects are minimal. If you have any side effects then just get off of the medication. All side effects are totally reversible.
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.

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.
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.