Propecia, a popular hair loss drug, is the subject of several lawsuits claiming that the drug has several sexual side effects that can be permanent and debilitating. New research and has sown that Propecia has over half a dozen sexual side effects that can be both physically and mentally traumatic.
Researchers at the Center for Andrology and Division of Endocrinology at the George Washington University studied the effects of Propecia on 71 different men between the ages of 21 and 46. After taking Propecia, the subjects reported a staggering amount of sexual side effects that lasted for months, even after discontinuing the use of Propecia.
Specifically, researchers found that:
Researchers also found that men experienced these side effects for twenty months on average and approximately 20% of men had sexual side effects that lasted six years or longer.
While Propecia does have the risk for the potential of sexual side effects, it does not mention that these problems may become persistent or permanent. This is one of the many reasons why Propecia lawsuits have been filed.
Propecia has been linked to erectile dysfunction and erectile dysfunction it is defined as the persistent inability to maintain or achieve an erection during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common sexual side effects of Propecia and can affect a man's sex life in other ways.
Propecia-induced erectile dysfunction symptoms include:
A 2011 study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine found that Propecia could cause ejaculation disorders at a much higher rate than previously thought. In addition, researchers also believe the disorders may last much longer.
Ejaculation is a complicated process that involves several processes to work properly. However, Propecia has been linked to three different types of ejaculation disorders, which interfere with the processes, and therefore causes an abnormal ejaculation.
The three ejaculation disorders linked to Propecia are:
Retrograde Ejaculation: Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder, as opposed to exiting out of the urethra. Men who suffer from retrograde will generally find sperm/seminal fluid in urine after sexual activity. If Propecia is discontinued, retrograde ejaculation may be reversed.
Premature Ejaculation: Premature ejaculation (sometimes known as rapid ejaculation) occurs when a man ejaculates with minimal sexual arousal. This condition can be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity.
Delayed Orgasm: Retarded orgasms occur when a man fails to achieve an orgasm in a timely manner, or to even achieve an orgasm at all (anoragasmia). Research has found that Propecia is one of the leading causes of delayed orgasm.
In addition to sexual side effects, Propecia has been linked to:
Taking a hair loss drug shouldn't cause you serious sexual or other side effects. Here at Infinity law Center, our experienced attorneys are passionate about helping men who have suffered from the debilitating and potentially permanent side effects of Propecia.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any sexual or other side effect after taking Propecia, then fill out our form to have your case details reviewed by qualified attorney. A competent legal professional can review your case at no charge, and provide feedback on whether you should pursue compensation for your injuries by filing a Propecia Lawsuit.