The endocrine system is a network of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate a number of aspects in the body. Subsequently, the endocrine system is responsible for the regulation of various human functions. However, certain outside factors may interrupt the delicate balance of hormones distributed by this process. Should this happen, several complications may arise that prevent otherwise common human functions from being carried out. Men who receive Propecia treatment may compromise the functionality of the entire endocrine system and suffer from a number of resulting complications.
If you or a loved one has experienced endocrine system failure after taking Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
Propecia Endocrine System Failure Lawsuit Overview
Propecia was introduced to the U.S. market in 1997 by the global pharmaceutical powerhouse Merck & Co. Upon conception, Propecia gained approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat male pattern baldness on the vertex and the anterior mid-scalp area. Unfortunately, adverse reports of finasteride side effects have left many people searching for a Propecia lawyer to represent them in court.
Finasteride, the active ingredient contained within Propecia, belongs to a class of medications known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. As a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, finasteride treats male pattern hair loss by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp, which prevents hair growth. DHT is a substance in the body that can shrink hair follicles until they no longer produces visible hair. Accordingly, Propecia promotes steady hair growth on the scalp.
However, the mechanism of action responsible for the inhibition of such hormones may coincide with lasting complications. The introduction of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as finasteride may result in the irreversible development of endocrine system failure. Post-drug reactions such as these have become synonymous with lowered testosterone, LH, and FSH hormone levels. Should the balance of hormones remain uneven, several common human functions may become hampered or even obsolete. Subsequently, Propecia treatment has recently been associated with persistent sexual side effects that are believed to be the result of endocrine system failure. Men who take Proprcia may experience a number of sexual side effects along with corresponding complications that may ensue. Due to the threat of endocrine system failure, patients taking Propecia should contact a lawyer regarding their potential Propecia endocrine system failure lawsuit.
Endocrine System Failure
The endocrine system is the system of glands, each of which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body. The endocrine system’s effects are slow to initiate, and prolonged in their response, lasting from a few hours up to weeks. Unique to the endocrine system are substances known as hormones. These substances act as chemical mediators released from endocrine tissue into the bloodstream where they travel to target tissue and generate a response. Hormones regulate various human functions, including metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, and mood.
Any imbalance of chemicals within the endocrine system may comprise a given set of human functions. Unfortunately, Propecia is believed to adversely affect testosterone, a hormone found in the endocrine system. A significant imbalance of testosterone may result in several persistent sexual side effects. Endocrine system failure may result in the following complications.
- Prostate cancer
- Genital shrinkage
- Bodily disfigurement
- Penile fibrosis
- Low libido
- Problems with ejaculation
- Testicular pain
- Prolonged erectile dysfunction
- Male breast cancer
Do I Have a Propecia Endocrine System Failure Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Propecia endocrine system failure lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has experienced endocrine system failure after taking Propecia, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.