2012 is the year, the United States Food and Drug Administration, (“FDA”) increased the warnings for the drugs Propecia and Proscar following an increase in reports of continued sexual dysfunction following discontinuation of these medications. As of April 2012, Propecia warning labels warn of libido disorders, ejaculation disorders and orgasm disorders that may continue for men months after stopping the drug. Proscar’s label now includes a warning of decreased libido following the cessation of the medication. Both drug labels include a new description of reported cases of male infertility.
Despite the fact that a clear causal link between finasteride (Propecia and Proscar) to sexual disorders has not been established, the FDA’s action implies that there are more adverse reports than first believed. Men should be aware of these sexual dysfunction side effects when evaluating the risks and benefits of the drugs Propecia and Proscar as treatment options. Symptoms associated with these drugs can also include impotence, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, severe depression, and loss of libido.
**Important to note is that the side effects of Propecia may be long lasting and possibly irreversible.***
Propecia attorneys at Oracle Law Group are currently investigating cases against the drug manufacturer Merck & Co for Propecia and Proscar. Oracle Law Group has experienced personal injury attorneys with over 28 years of experience in representing people injured from unsafe products. If you or a loved one has taken Propecia, please contact one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys for a free consultation.