A lawsuit has been filed in the Canadian courts in regards to the serious side effects
of Propecia, which can leave a user feeling devastated with permanent side effects.
Thousands of men have used the Propecia (finestride 1 mg) for combating male pattern
baldness since its approval in 1997.
A lawsuit has been filed in Canada alleging serious Propecia side effects including
sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, decreased semen
out put, difficulty in cognitive processing and memory loss.
The lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, alleges Propecia side
effects in men can have a devastating and permanent impact on patients, unfortunately
the extent of the side effects wasn’t truthfully specified to patients.
Merck claimed that some of the Propecia side effects would “go away”
upon its discontinuation of the drug, but this has not been the case for many.
The Propecia lawsuit in Canada was filed by Michael Miller, who says he was prescribed
Proscar (another brand name for Propecia) because of hair loss. According to his
lawsuit, the plaintiff allegedly lost interest in sex and suffered from anxiety.
Although he reportedly stopped using Proscar, the plaintiff said his symptoms have
not gone away.
Propecia Law suite in USA
A lawsuit has also been filed in the US alleging Propecia side effects including
sexual dysfunction and mental and emotional symptoms.
Amongst the symptoms linked to Propecia and Fines rtide are anxiety, memory loss,
difficulty breathing and concentration. With Finasteride sexual side effects have
also been reportedly which include decreased libido and erectile dysfunction.
In June, 2012, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New
York appointed Propecia Lawsuits team of attorneys to help lead the national effort
to prosecute Propecia (Merck).
Propecia sides effects
In August 2011, Health Canada issued a warning that Propecia was potentially linked
to an increased risk of male breast cancer. Even though Health Canada said it had
received reports of male breast cancer linked to the use of Proscar, it noted that
reports of male breast cancer globally were linked to both Proscar and Propecia.,
Health Canada has also announcedthat Propecia has not been proven to cause breast
cancer but that the possibility could not be ruled out at this moment until further
A study recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reportedly found a
link between the use of Propecia (finasteride) and sexual dysfunction. According
to the study, which reviewed data from clinical trials, up to 15 percent of men
who used Propecia suffered sexual dysfunction, compared with around 7 percent of
men who used a placebo.
Proscar and Propecia known as Finestride
Propecia (known generically as finasteride) and Proscar are prescribed as a cosmetic
treatment for male pattern baldness also known as androgenic alopecia. Propecia
can also be used to treat problems linked to an enlarged prostate.
Current Propecia Lawsuits update
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