Propecia Side Effects
Lawsuits have been filed against Merck & Co. alleging serious Propecia side effects including Propecia sexual dysfunction and other Propecia side effects in men. Among allegations in the most recent Propecia lawsuit are that Propecia (Finasteride) can cause anxiety attacks and insomnia. Plaintiffs allege that Propecia long term side effects, such as the emotional symptoms, remain years after patients have stopped taking the medication. Some Propecia patients may be taking Proscar, which is a higher dose version of finasteride.
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Propecia LawsuitBoth in the US and in Canada, Propecia lawsuit s—or Proscar lawsuits have been filed. The Canada Proscar lawsuit alleges sexual dysfunction and was filed in British Columbia.
In the US, a lawsuit filed against Merck & Co. on behalf of men who have taken Propecia, also marketed under the brand name Proscar, alleges the medication has serious side effects including a risk of sexual dysfunction and mental and emotional difficulties. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges, Merck failed to adequately warn users about those serious side effects, even after regulators in Europe demanded a stronger warning label, highlighting the risks of the drug.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs argues that Propecia's side effects, including sexual dysfunction, anxiety and insomnia, have a devastating impact on the men who used the medication. The lawyer also alleges that, contrary to Merck's claims, those side effects remain years after the men stop using the medication. Some men further allege they experienced difficulty breathing, loss of concentration and loss of memory.
Merck responded to the lawsuit saying that it would vigorously defend itself (as quoted in The Hartford Courant; 03/03/11).
Propecia FDA WarningIn June 2011 the FDA issued a warning that Propecia is linked to an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. That warning was based on a study involving Avodart and Proscar. Propecia has one-fifth the active ingredient as Proscar, leading the FDA to determine that Propecia should carry the same warning about the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. High-grade prostate cancer is a rare but more aggressive cancer than low-grade prostate cancer.
In July 2011, the FDA announced it was updating the Warnings and Precautions sections of Proscar labeling to reflect that patients could experience a reduced serum PSA concentration of approximately 50 percent within six months of beginning treatment. Furthermore, men aged 55 and older had an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer and Proscar may decrease serum PSA in patients who have prostate cancer.
Propecia Side EffectsMeanwhile, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that men who use Propecia may experience serious side effects including loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. The study examined medications that are used to treat problems linked to an enlarged prostate and that can also treat hair loss. Among those medications is Propecia. Researchers said men who take Propecia and similar drugs for hair loss or for urinary tract infections must use extreme caution because of the side effects, which can also include the development of breast tissue, or gynecomastia.
The review study, conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine who examined data from clinical trials, found that 15 percent of men who used Propecia experienced sexual dysfunction including decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. That is compared to 7 percent of men who took a placebo and experienced sexual dysfunction. The clinical trials used in the review study examined patients who used Propecia for hair loss and those who used Propecia to treat an enlarged prostate.
Propecia (finasteride)Propecia (known generically as finasteride) is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to reduce hair loss in men and is also used to treat an enlarged prostate.
Propecia, manufactured and marketed by Merck, is currently distributed worldwide.
Propecia HelpIf you or a loved one has suffered from negative side effects such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, and nipple discharge, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a possible class action lawsuit. Please click the link below to submit your complaint and we will have a lawyer review your Propecia complaint.
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WE NEED ALL VETERASN BEING GIVEN THIS POISON TO CONTACT US AND WE NEED LAWYERS TO DUE THE VA FOR FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE POST FINASTORIDE SYNDROME AS A DISABILITY AND TO SEND OUT VETS FOR COMMUNITY SPECIALIST TREATMENT CONSULT . THIS IS MEDICAL NEGLIGENEC AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AS VETERSN ARE SEVERELY INJURED, EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL IDEATION AND SUICIDE, SEVER MARTIAL AND RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS AND VERY SEVERE NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
IT IS WAHY VETERANS HAVE THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATES OF TEH POPULATION
WE NEED LAWYERS FOR CALSS ACTION AND WE NEED ALL YOU VETERANS GIVEN THIS DRUG BY THE VA WHO AREDOING NO SCREENING AND HANDING IT OUT LIKE CANDY FOR LONGE TERM USEAGE TO 20-25% OF THE VA VETERANS POPULATION BEING GIVEN THIS DRUG FOR ENALRGED PROSTATE BY ITS UROLOGISTS .
WE NEED TO SPEAK WITH THE PRESS AS WELL. PLEASE CONTACT THANK YOU
LAWYERS AT THIS SITE AND ON THE WEB REFUSE TO TAKE ON THE VA AND FINASTERIDE LEAVING US WITH SEVERE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE DUE TO THE DRUG IT APPEARS THE ONLY REASONS THEY WONT SUE THE VA AND ITS DOCTORS IS BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT MAKE MONEY AND REFUSE TO UNITE VETERTANS WITH IT IN A CLASS ACTION AGINST THE VA>
YET IT IS THE VA WITH MERCK THE SPONSER OF THE EXPERIMENTAL TRIALS ON FINASTERIDE (SEE THE VA AND FINASTERIDE) BEFORE 2009 THAT ILLEGALLY EXPERMENTED ON VETS IN TRIALS ON FINASTERIDE WITH NO FOLLOW UP WHATSOVER ON THE POST FINASTERIDE EFFECTS VETRANS ARE BEING USED AS GUNEA PIGS BY MERCK WHO HAVE BRAINWASHED VA URIOLOGISTS DOCTORS URIOLOGISTS< NEURLOGISTS < PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO TELL US VETS THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS AND LIE ABOUT THE SIDE AFFECTS
IN FACT THE VA REFUSES TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF FINASTERIDE AND FINASTERIDE SYNDROME OR POST FINASTERIDE SYMDROME DESPITE EVALAUATIONS FROM EXPERTS SUCH AS DR JACOBS NY NY OR DR IRVING IN WASHINGTON DC
FINASTERIDE VICTIMS ARE GETTING SCREWED IN COURTS BY MERCK IN WHICH 80% OF THE CASES HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING THROWN OUT IF YOU CONTINUED TAKING FINASTERIDE PAST 2012 EVEN IF THE VA AND YOUR DOCTOR TOLD YOU IT WAS A 100% SAFE DRUG AND TOLD YOU TO CONTINUE TAKING IT BLAMING THE SYMPTOMOLOGY ON ENLARGED PROSTATE AND OR PTSD OR ANY PRIOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT KEPT IN CHECK FOR YEARS
WE WANT LAWYERS WHO WILL PROTECT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS OF GROSS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND NEGLIGENCE BY THE VA AND ARENT AFRAID TO SUE THE VA FOR US
Anyone who continued to take finasteride past 2012 has no case even if your doctor lied to you and told you to take it . MERCK IS BEING LEFT OFF THE HOOK AS THEIR EXCUSE IN COURT BY EXPERTS IS THAT PAST 2012 ANYONE WHO TOOK FINASTERIDE HAS NO CASE AS THEY PUT OUT WARNINGS EVEN IF THE VA AND DOCTORS GAVE NO WARNING OR VA PHARMACYS OR PHARMACISTS
IT IS WHY THERE ARE NO MORE ANY FINASTERIDE LAWYERS WILLING TO TAKE CASES UNLESS YOU TOOK THE DRUG BEFORE 2012 WHEN SUPPOSEDLY MERCK PUT OUT WARNINGS
WHAT HAPPENS TO US WHO HAD SYMPTOMOLOGY WAY BEFORE 2012 AND WEWRE TOLD TO CONTINUE THE DRUG BY DOCTORS OR VA DOCTORS !!!
WE ARE GETTING SCREWED BY THE VA AND MERCK AND THE COURTS !!
These guys taking this pill after they put the warnings out there are f*cking idiots.
Not in a million f*cking years would i have ever even considered taking this drug knowing the side effects it has.
Im living in a night mare now suffering from all these side effects cause merk lied about the drug.
What should I do????? HELP......
Now I feel passive and have difficulty enjoying things in life in general. Now very concerned about having a fulfilling sexual relationship. These feelings have not caused my sexual dysfunction. Rather, sexual dysfunction has caused these feelings.
Had I, among many, been truthfully informed that Propecia inhibits production of other significant hormones besides DHT - especially brain hormones - and can have possibly permanent effects and damages, I would have never taken it.
The worst aspect of this horrific ordeal is that while Propecia proveably has these sort of negative effects, doctors have next to no knowledge of why this occurs and how to treat it, and apparently, Merck is just as ignorant. This has left a vast number of victims in horrible health and proves the company's negligence.
It is time for them to learn that Propecia can be very, very harmful to health, and until this issue is resolved, for them to re-evaluate their dangerous drug and notify consumers about its side effects accurately.
Loss of Libido
Ability to achieve an erection
These side effects, particularly the first two, are devastating to someone who is as young as myself (20 year old male). I feel like I am dead below the waist, and will never be able to have a significant relationship with a member of the opposite sex ever again. A lawsuit should be filed against Merck because they claimed that the side effects were not permanent, which has proven untrue in many cases. I have been off of the drug for 2 weeks without even the slightest hint of recovering. I had always been extremely "horny", but the drug has left me completely and utterly impotent.