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How commonly reported the sexual side effects of taking propecia (finasteride) for hair loss.. ?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Fairly uncommon.

Below is a table showing the proportion of men experiencing sexual side effects compared to placebo.
In a 12-month clinical trial, 1.2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) (n=945) stopped due to adverse sexual side effects. This is compared to 0.9% of sexual side effects experienced on placebo. For more information, visit the fda:

In brief: Fairly uncommon.

In a 12-month clinical trial, 1.2% of patients taking Propecia (finasteride) (n=945) stopped due to adverse sexual side effects. This is compared to 0.9% of sexual side effects experienced on placebo. For more information, visit the fda:
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Small percentage

Sexual side effects are listed at 3% overall; however, if they occur they can persists for months after stopping the medication.
Depression is a more common side-effect. Be certain to discuss this with your prescribing physician, and review your medical history, medications and physical findings, as they relate to propecia (finasteride).

In brief: Small percentage

Sexual side effects are listed at 3% overall; however, if they occur they can persists for months after stopping the medication.
Depression is a more common side-effect. Be certain to discuss this with your prescribing physician, and review your medical history, medications and physical findings, as they relate to propecia (finasteride).
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