Request Legal Help Now - Free
LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

Propecia Website Down

. By
San Francisco, CAPatients looking for information about Propecia may have to search more than anticipated now that the Propecia website has been taken down. The move has sparked speculation about Propecia lawsuits and Propecia side effects, not to mention the possibility of further announcements about the medication, but so far, all that is known for certain is that the Propecia website is currently not available.

Nowadays, many patients turn to product websites—such as the Propecia website—for important information about their medications. A visit to the Propecia website, however, simply returns to a page that states, "This Web site is not currently available." No reason is given for the website being down, although links are included to prescribing information and patient product information.

Though it is not known why the website has been taken down—and Merck, maker of Propecia has not given any indication—some people speculate that the move is the result of litigation against Merck or because of impending additional warnings for the drugs' label. There has been no announcement about stricter warnings for Propecia, but lawsuits filed against Merck allege that Propecia products in Europe have much stronger warnings than the label in the US.

Although the warning label in the US alerts patients to the possibility of sexual side effects, the label also states that the side effects are temporary. Some studies, including those published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, indicate that this may not be the case. They suggest that some sexual side effects could be permanent or, at the very least, could last years after medication has been discontinued.

Warning labels in Europe reportedly contain information that the sexual side effects could be permanent. Among the sexual side effects reportedly linked to Propecia are erectile dysfunction, testicular pain, over-developed male breasts and loss of libido.

Lawsuits have been filed against Merck, alleging men have suffered from side effects of Propecia and were not adequately warned about those risks. Some experts argue that the risks associated with Propecia far outweigh the benefits, because men take Propecia simply to prevent hair loss and not for a life-threatening condition.

For now, patients looking for information about Propecia will have to look beyond the Propecia website. Whether the website being down is a sign of things to come remains to be seen.

READ ABOUT PROPECIA LAWSUITS

Propecia Legal Help

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case, please click the link below and your complaint will be sent to a drugs & medical lawyer who may evaluate your Propecia claim at no cost or obligation.

ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS STORY

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.


Click to learn more about LawyersandSettlements.com
Request Legal Help Now! - Free