d’Oliveira& Associates has posted two new webpages alerting patients using Propecia (finasteride) of up-to-date information on medical studies and side effects about the drug. The firm is continuing its campaign of informing consumers about dangerous drugs and defective devices. These webpages provide valuable information to millions of men who use prescription drugs to treat male pattern baldness, especially information regarding potential long-lasting sexual side effects.
Medical Studies Link Propecia to Long-Lasting Sexual Dysfunction
In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Propecia for sale on the market by its manufacturer, Merck. Since its release on the market, a number of medical studies have reported negative results about the drug. In fact one doctor conducted two medical studies about Propecia’s sexual side effects. One of these studies examined 54 men who were young and healthy before taking Propecia. These patients took the drug and 96 percent of them experienced sexual side effects, which persisted for more than one year. The other study followed 61 men and found that 36 percent of them suffered severe depression after taking Propecia. In April 2012, the FDA required Merck to add a warning about long-lasting sexual side effects.
Propecia May Cause Physical and Mental Side Effects
Common side effects of Propecia include headache, nausea, swelling of the face, rash, and abdominal pain. Serious sexual side effects of the drug include decreased libido, impotence, and ejaculation disorder. These sexual side effects have been proven to long-lasting and for some have required hormone treatment to counter the drug’s permanent effect. Additionally, this dangerous drug has been linked to mental side effects such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. If you have experienced any of these side effects, then you should contact a personal injury lawyer.
Have You Experienced Any Adverse Propecia Side Effects?
If you or a loved one has been injured by Propecia, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer regarding a potential claim. A dangerous drug lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of Propecia may be able to assist you in making important personal and legal decisions. Our firm is working with some of the leading Propecia lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.
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