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Propecia Lawsuit | Side Effects: Prostate Cancer, Male Breast Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Lawsuits

Propecia Lawsuits | Side Effect: Prostate Cancer, Male Breast Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Loss of libido, Infertility, Anxiety, Depression and Other Sexual Problems, Testicular Pain, Decreased Libido, Depression | Lawsuit, Lawyer

FDA Says Prostate Drugs Can Cause High-Grade Prostate Cancer

Finasteride use (Propecia, Proscar) may increase Male Breast Cancer Risk - Health Canada

In August 2011, regulators in Canada announced that the labels of Finasteride (Propecia & Proscar) products sold in Canada would be updated to include information regarding their possible association with male breast cancer. According to Health Canada, male breast cancer has been reported in a small number of patients worldwide with both the 1 mg and 5 mg formulations of finasteride, though most have been associated with the 5mg formulation. Health Canada has advised that men taking finasteride contact their doctors should they experience breast enlargement, breast lumps, pain or tenderness, nipple discharge, or any other changes while taking the drug.

Propecia and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

If you used Propecia (finasteride 1 mg) and were diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer or male breast cancer, this drug could be to blame. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that the labels for Propecia and other drugs in a class known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, or 5-ARIs, include warnings about an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer, a more serious and aggressive form of the disease.

High-grade prostate cancer grows and spreads faster compared to low-grade prostate cancer. Additionally, the FDA is investigating a possible link between the use of Propecia or ProScar and the development of Male Breast Cancer.

Propecia lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP. We are currently offering free lawsuit evaluations to anyone who was diagnosed with any of these serious side effects while using Propecia.

Propecia (finasteride) 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, or 5-ARIs: High-Grade Prostate Cancer, Male Breast Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction

Propecia (finasteride 1mg) is used to treat male-pattern hair loss. Other 5-ARIs, including a 5 mg dose of finasteride called Proscar, are used to treat enlarged prostate. The FDA Propecia prostate cancer warning was based on two studies that indicated men who took 5-ARIs were more likely to develop aggressive prostate tumors compared to men on a placebo. One of the trials reviewed by the FDA, the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), followed more than 18,000 men aged 55 or over for up to seven years who were treated with either finasteride 5 mg or a placebo. While the men in the finasteride group had a lower overall risk of developing prostate cancer, that was due mainly to a reduction in the occurrence of low-grade tumors. There was, however, an increase with high-grade prostate cancers with finasteride (1.8%) versus placebo (1.1%), the FDA said.

Propecia and Male Breast Cancer

There is growing evidence that use of Propecia may be associated with male breast cancer. A 2004 study published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported that breast cancer had been observed in some men using finasteride. In 2009, an analysis by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency found a total of 53 men worldwide on finasteride had developed breast cancer. In May 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating a possible link between finasteride and male breast cancer. New information regarding a possible risk of male breast cancer was added to the U.S. labels of drugs containing finasteride, including Propecia, in October of that year. Men taking Propecia are advised to call their doctor if they experience breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge, or other breast changes, as these may be signs of male breast cancer.

Propecia and Erectile Dysfunction

Men taking Propecia have also been known to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Propecia and similar drugs work by blocking androgen, which plays a key role in erectile function, libido and ejaculation. The makers of Propecia and other drugs containing finasteride have reported that up to 8 percent of users experienced sexual problems, while a 2008 paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine said the true number could be as high as 38 percent, depending on dose and duration.

Another study published in the same journal in March 2011 found that erectile dysfunction caused by drugs like Propecia or ProScar, which contain finasteride may sometimes be irreversible. That study looked at 71 men who reported erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems while taking finasteride. The average duration of persistent sexual side effects was 40 months after they stopped taking the medication. About 20 percent of the men still had side effects more than six years after stopping finasteride.

If you have taken Propecia (finasteride) and developed Prostate Cancer, Male Breast Cancer or Erectile Dysfunction contact Parker Waichman LLP for legal help

If you or a loved one took Propecia and were diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer, male breast cancer or erectile dysfunction, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Propecia attorneys can help you, please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.

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Propecia Lawsuits Mount Over Persistent Sexual Side Effects

Apr 5, 2013
Lawsuits continue to mount against drug maker Merck & Company over its hair-loss medication, Propecia, and include allegations involving long-term sexual side effects that, in some cases, are permanent. Propecia (finasteride, 1 mg) was approved in 1997 to treat male pattern baldness and is part of a class of drugs known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs). Propecia’s active ingredient is known to interfere with male hormones, including testosterone derivatives. In higher doses,...

Two Studies Point to Persistent Propecia Sexual Side Effects

Sep 28, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Two recent studies on the side effects of the hair-loss drug Propecia (finasteride) should be cause for alarm for many men.The Brisbane Times in Australia is reporting on two recent studies from George Washington University which show that the sexual side effects suffered by as many as 4 percent of Propecia users may be permanent, despite the belief that any such effects the drug may have will cease once a person stops taking the drug.In studies published in back-to-back months this summer, Dr....

National Personal Injury Law Firm Warns that Hair Loss Drug Propecia May Be Linked to Depression, in Addition to Persistent Sexual Side Effects

Aug 13, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is informing the public about a new study that links Propecia to depression. In recent years, the male hair loss drug has become increasingly associated with sexual dysfunction that continues even after stopping treatment. The study, which was published online this week, showed that a majority of the men who experienced sexual side effects also exhibited symptoms of ...

Depression Possible Consequence of Propecia

Aug 9, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
A recently published study underscores the potential long-term effects of taking the male-pattern baldness drug Propecia. According to an ABC News report on a new study from George Washington University, men taking Propecia who had already been diagnosed with some form of permanent or long-last sexual dysfunction were also more likely to develop moderate to severe depression. In nearly half of those men, suicidal thoughts were also reported. This study adds to growing evidence highlighting...

Mercks Male Pattern Baldness Drug Propecia Could Cause Sexual Dysfunction, Even after Treatment is Stopped

Jul 12, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is warning Propecia and Proscar users about the possibility of long-term sexual side effects. According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the drugs are associated with side effects such as erectile dysfunction, diminished sex drive, problems with orgasm, pain and shrinking in the genitals and neurological problems like depression and anxiety. Propecia and...

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