I am planning to have a hair transplant to restore hair loss. Every doctor I’ve consulted with recommends Propecia (finasteride) after surgery. I’ve read about the side effects from finasteride but would like to know your thoughts.
I see that you are already aware that taking finasteride may result in certain sexual side effects. However, according to Merck, the manufacturer, less than 2% of males who use Propecia will experience sexual side effects and those sides will disappear upon discontinuation of the drug.
Having said that, there have been men who have complained that their side effects did not subside after stopping finasteride and that they have experienced permanent sexual dysfunction.
The decision to take Propecia for androgenic alopecia (male pattern balding) is a personal one. While many thousands of men worldwide have used the drug successfully, I recommend carefully researching before any drug before taking it. A great pace to begin is our Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network.
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