Sexual side effects associated with both Proscar and Propecia including erectile dysfunction may be irreversible. For some men, these sexual side effects are embarrassing to discuss, even with a physician. Reported side effects include an increase in sexual dysfunction, impotence, and lowered sexual drive. These Propecia side effects are difficult to discuss in the best of circumstances for a man, but made worse because of the association to a prescribed medication, Propecia taken to treat baldness.
Some men have come forward and admitted that these debilitating sexual side effects did not stop after the men ceased the medication. These side effects have lasted years in some men. All of these side effects are difficult and embarrassing for men to discuss. Men may not realize that these side effects are related to their present or past use of the medication, Propecia. If men do not discuss these side effects with their physician, they may continue to take the medication and increase the risk of these side effects becoming irreversible.
Merck & Co., the manufacturer of Propecia is facing a multitude of lawsuits alleging that the company did not adequately warn men of the potential risk of sexual dysfunction. Merck & Co. updated the Propecia label in April 2012 to warn of sexual side effects that might continue after the medication has been stopped. In April 2012, an order was issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, consolidating all federal filed Propecia lawsuits throughout the United States (MDL Docket No. 2331). Currently, there is no United States certified class but there is a class action in Canada.
Propecia attorneys at Oracle Law Group are currently investigating cases against the drug manufacturer Merck & Co for Propecia. Oracle Law Group has skilled personal injury attorneys with over 28 years of experience in representing people injured from unsafe products. Our trained product liability attorneys can help you or your loved one recover compensation for medical bills, permanent disfigurement, and missed time from work. If you or a loved one has taken Propecia, please contact one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys for a free consultation.