Propecia is a medication that is used to treat male patterned baldness. In April of 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration, (“FDA”) increased the warnings for Propecia following reports of continued sexual dysfunction side effects following discontinuation of the medication. Propecia warning labels now state warnings for libido disorders, ejaculation disorders and orgasm disorders that may continue for men months after stopping the drug.
Despite the fact that a clear causal link between Propecia to sexual disorders has not been established, the FDA’s action suggests a broader incident of sexual adverse effects in men taking these drugs than first reported. Both doctors and patients should be aware of these sexual dysfunction side effects when evaluating the risks and benefits of the drug Propecia for treatment. Symptoms may include impotence, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, severe depression, and loss of libido.
If a man suspects that he has suffered an injury following the use of Propecia, he should consult his physician. Most often physicians will run diagnostic testing and perform a physical evaluation. Diagnostic tests may include laboratory analysis, urinalysis, doppler ultrasound, and nocturnal penile tumescence testing. If diagnostic testing confirms an erectile dysfunction, a man might wish to bring a claim against the manufacturer of Propecia, Merck & Co. for failure to warn of permanent side effects.
Sexual dysfunction can have a life-altering impact on a man and his family. There have been reports of broken marriages, job loss, and suicides. Propecia attorneys at Oracle Law Group are currently investigating cases against the drug manufacturer Merck for Propecia.
It is important to contact an experienced product liability attorney to investigate claims associated with defective medications such as Propecia. Oracle Law Group has experienced personal attorneys that can help you or your loved one determine if you have a Propecia claim. With over 28 years of experience in personal injury litigation, our skilled personal injury lawyers have collected millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients. Our products liability lawyers can help you recover compensation for permanent side effects, disfigurement, medical bills, and lost wages. Call the Oracle Law Group for a free consultation with a skilled product’s liability attorney if you or your loved one is suffering from erectile dysfunction after taking Propecia.