To date, Propecia is still the only FDA approved antiandrogen (DHT blocker) and proven hair loss treatment taken orally. Since Propecia stops hair loss at its core, failure to include this drug in one’s treatment regimen increases the liklihood that hair loss will continue. However, given the recent news in the media surrounding Propecia, lawsuits and the alleged possibility of “permanent” sexual side effects, men suffering from androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss) are more reluctant to add Propecia to their hair loss treatment regimen.
However, while the possibility of experiencing sexual and other side effects from this drug is a very real possibility, many leading hair restoration physician experts feel that these concerns have been blown out of proportion. Furthermore, most world renowned hair surgeons still prescribe and recommend Propecia to their patients on a regular basis as a complement to their hair transplant procedure.
We recently polled several expert hair loss doctors to garner their professinal opinion on the recent news and alleged risks of Propecia’s “permanent” side effects and class action lawsuits against Merck.
To read what the experts are saying, visit the HubPages article “Propecia for Treating Hair Loss: Is it Worth the Risk? What the Experts are Saying“.
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