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California Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawyer

Do you have a Propecia lawsuit?

Propecia (finasteride) is a synthetic drug primarily used to treat male pattern baldness by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to DHT in the scalp. When taken as part of a continual and long-term regimen, Propecia can cause a number of side effects and complications. Some common adverse effects include:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Male breast cancer
  • Impotence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Testicular pain
  • Emotional trauma and depression

Perhaps the most frequent serious side effect of Propecia is its propensity to cause long-lasting symptoms of sexual dysfunction. A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that for some men, the sexual side effects of Propecia may last for months to years, even after they stop taking the drug. Researchers from George Washington University interviewed 54 men under age 40 who reported side effects for three months or more after taking Propecia, to treat their hair loss. None of the men reported having any sexual, medical or psychiatric problems before they took the drug. Some of the men took the drug for a few weeks, others took it for years, but all of them reported side effects such as erectile dysfunction, decreased sexual drive, problems with orgasms, shrinking and painful genitals, even some neurological problems, such as depression, anxiety and mental fogginess. For 96 percent of the men, the sexual problems lasted for more than a year after they stopped taking the drug.

The FDA has received more than 400 reports over 13 years from consumers reporting sexual dysfunction, and nearly 60 men reported that those side effects lasted longer than three months after the men stopped the medication. It is generally thought that adverse effect reports made to the FDA greatly underestimate the true frequency with which an adverse effect probably occurs. In 2011, the FDA required the manufacturer of Propecia to change the drug's label to add a warning that some patients reported erectile dysfunction that lasted after patients stopped taking it; in April, the agency updated the label to include reports of libido, ejaculation and orgasm disorders.

Given the extensive complications caused by Propecia, countless men who have taken the medication as a way to improve their life have unknowingly placed themselves at risk for suffering a variety of complications, including sexual dysfunction. We fully support our clients through these difficult experiences and work tirelessly to ensure they are guided throughout the entirety of their legal journey.

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Proven trial lawyers with decades of legal experience, our firm's California defective drug attorneys know how to litigate complex cases and protect the rights of injured consumers. If you would like to meet with an experienced member of our legal team for a free, in-depth case evaluation, contact us today. With our help, you may be able to successfully pursue a Propecia lawsuit and obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.

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