Propecia Erectile Dysfunction Side Effects Lawsuit
What is Propecia?
Propecia (Finasteride) is a medication that works to help with treating male pattern hair loss. Propecia (Finasteride) works by targeting DHT, a hormone in the male body that is known to cause male pattern baldness. The DHT that is in a man's scalp will work to progressively cause hair follicles to shrink to the point where the amount of hair on the scalp will decrease.
Propecia Erectile Dysfunction
Testosterone is normally converted in the body by the 5-Alpha Reductase (5AR) enzyme into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Propecia (Finasteride) chemically combines with, irreversibly binds and inactivates 5-Alpha Reductase. The irreversible binding of Propecia to the 5-Alpha Reductase enzyme blocks the binding of Testosterone to 5-Alpha Reductase and inhibits the conversion of Testosterone to DHT. DHT plays a large role in erectile function because the nerves supplying the penis and the blood flow and erection mechanisms of the penis are all maintained by the binding of the DHT to the androgen receptor. DHT plays a role in the proliferation of the blood vessels of the penis known as the Corpus Cavernosum. Because Propecia irreversibly binds to the 5-Alpha Reductase enzyme testosterone cannot properly be converted into DHT thus erectile function is reduced or may cease all together.
Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Studies
Merck's phase 3 clinical trials of Proscar and Propecia found statistically significant increases in the incidence of impotence, loss of libido and decreased ejaculatory function in the Finasteride groups.
Merck's phase 3 clinical trials with Propecia evaluated sexual function with a sexual function questionnaire. The sexual function questionnaire found statistically significant decreases in sexual function in the Propecia group in the domains of erections, morning erections, sexual interest and perception of sexual problems.
More recently a medical study examined 71 healthy men between the ages of 21-46 that suffered from sexual side effects lasting 3 months or more. Despite stopping their use of Propecia/Finasteride 90% of the men reported continued low libido, erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual arousal. Twenty percent of those interviewed for the study reported sexual side effects lasting more than six years.
Propecia Sexual Side Effects Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have experienced Propecia sexual side effects such as low libido, erectile dysfunction or decreased sexual arousal you may be entitled to compensation. Our Propecia Erectile Dysfunction Lawyers are currently accepting Propecia Sexual Side Effects cases nationwide. For more information about the Propecia side effects lawsuit or to file your Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawsuit fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call our Propecia Attorneys toll-free at: 1.800.856.6405 for a free Propecia Sexual Dysfunction Lawsuit evaluation.
Under no circumstances should you discontinue taking any medication, including Propecia or one the generic versions, without first consulting with your doctor.
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