After a certain age most people experience balding, wrinkles, or weight gain.  Some will try to turn back the hand of time by using Botox for wrinkles, Propecia for hair loss and liposuction for weight reduction.  But some of these procedures are not always safe.  For example, many men have used Propecia to control their hair loss.  However, Propecia has been linked to serious side effects such as prostate cancer and permanent sexual dysfunction.  Unfortunately, the manufacturer of Propecia failed to disclose the dangers and harmful side effects of the drug.  Therefore, I feel it is important to keep the readers of this blog informed about serious healthcare issues so they can seek proper representation and care.

What is Propecia?

Propecia is a drug that helps stop male pattern baldness.  It was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is manufactured by Merck.  Even though it is known to help reduce male hair loss, it is also associated with serious side effects that were not disclosed by Merck.

Why is Propecia Dangerous?

In June of 2011, the FDA warned health care professionals and patients about an increased risk of prostate cancer when men take 5 milligrams per day of Propecia. The recommended dosage is 1 milligram a day (1 pill).

Common Side Effect Associated with Propecia:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the lips and face
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Breast tenderness and enlargement
  • Testicular pain
  • Less of a desire for sex
  • Difficulty achieving an erection
  • Decrease in the amount of semen

To learn more about Propecia, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.

How Can a Propecia Lawyer Help?

If you or a loved one has developed prostate cancer because of the regular use of Propecia, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You should consult with a Propecia Attorney to determine whether you have a valid legal claim.  You will find a list of qualified attorneys on this website who specialize in Propecia lawsuits.  Moreover, most of the attorneys at offer free initial consultations.