Proscar side effects include an increased risk of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and other sexual side effects. We are working with some of the more experienced Proscar attorneys in the country, who can file a claim or a Proscar lawsuit on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive a Proscar settlement or award. Contact us for a free consultation online or toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
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Enlarged Prostate Drug Linked to Side Effects Such as Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction
In a seven-year study by the National Cancer Institute, nearly 19,000 men with no history of prostate cancer were followed as they took the enlarged prostate drug Proscar (finasteride 5mg). Patients taking the drug as participants in the study were about 25% more likely to develop high-grade prostate cancer. High-grade tumors are those tumors that are more likely to grow and spread beyond the prostate, and in turn, are more likely to cause death. Read more about this study here.
This more aggressive and serious form of prostate cancer is also subject to an FDA warning. All 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) now carry the same warning about developing high-grade prostate cancer as Proscar. Other countries, including Canada, have added this warning to Proscar and all other finasteride products.
High-Grade Prostate Cancer – Proscar Linked to Serious Side Effects
In addition to the increased risk of an aggressive form of prostate cancer, other studies have linked the enlarged prostate drug to other serious side effects such as erectile dysfunction, anxiety, and depression, among others. Many of these side effects can disappear with further use of Proscar, while others require a doctor to stop the prescription. There have been cases reported where the side effects have continued even after discontinuing Proscar.
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If you or a loved one has developed high-grade prostate cancer after taking the hair loss drug Proscar (finasteride), you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential claim. We are working with experienced dangerous drug lawyers nation-wide who can help you handle your case.
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