There’s been a lot of talk lately about Propecia hiding permanent side effects. I was going to buy propecia, but now I’m scared. If I take Propecia will I get side effects?
There is no way to answer this question unless you take the medication. Finasteride has been proven to be well-tolerated by most men. However, side effects can and do occur with this medication.
Merck have found themselves in hot water recently. There are over 1,100 lawsuits pending across the United States. Many are claiming that Merck knew about persistent side effects.
Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS)
PFS is described as persistent sexual, neurological and physical adverse reactions. For years Merck denied that the drug finasteride caused permanent side effects. However, thousands of men have complained of these persistent side effects.
In April 2012, the FDA issued a warning on finasteride. It stated that side effects could continue even after stopping the medication. However, it is important to remember that only a small portion of men experience persistent side effects.
In 2016 finasteride was the 75th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 10 million prescriptions. It is safe to say the majority of men do not suffer from side effects. But those who do suffer from side effects can end up with permanent damage.
Written and published by,
Melvin Lopez- Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network and The Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physician