Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

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Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby jokerman » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:30 am

From the article: July 9, 2014: "No one should have to choose between their hairline and their health. But increasingly, men who use finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, to treat their male pattern baldness are making that choice, often unwittingly..."

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Re: Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby texashubby » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:53 pm

Male Pattern Baldness is caused by 5α-dihydrotestosterone aka DHT. DHT amounts to 5-7% of total testosterone.

Propecia is a which is a 5α-reductase inhibitors are commonly used for the treatment of two DHT-related conditions, male pattern baldness (MPB), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Possible Side Effects:

-inability to have or maintain an erection

-decreased libido

-retrograde ejaculation &/or decreased volume of ejaculate

-pain in the testicles

-depression

& Side Effects MAY NEVER GO AWAY.

For the past 13 years I have been taking saw palmetto (a 5α-reductase inhibitor) 2Xs daily and use Minoxidil. No apparent adverse side effects from the herb & no bald spots .

Always read the prescription drug warnings. When something stops working it won't be a surprise.

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Re: Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby Nvr2Late » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:23 pm

OMG :shock: The VA doctor prescribed finasteride (for mild BPH) for my DH before we were married. After maybe a year of taking it he was developing almost all of those side effects and finally threw the stuff away. I'll have to let him read that article. He's complained of most of those problems to me. No wonder my sweetie needs Cialis :(
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Re: Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby Crown of Iron » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:28 pm

I've been taking finasteride for around 10 years, along with saw palmetto, for my BPH; I've been taking saw palmetto alone for over 20 years, but had to start taking Proscar because saw palmetto alone wasn't as effective as it used to be.

I've not noticed any real loss of desire, depression, or pain in the testicles. I do have a bit of ED, which I attribute to being overweight and having high blood pressure. The retrograde ejac and decreased volume happened after my vas.

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Re: Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby gaveup » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:06 am

I have been taking propecia since 1997. I have non of those side effects. Still have high drive and ED not even on the radar.....still have my hair also :-)

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Re: Propecia baldness drug may have bad side effects

Postby Nvr2Late » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:43 pm

Like any side effect, if it was universal, they'd have pulled it quick. I'm encouraged to hear that a couple of you have taken it without deleterious effects! We're not worried, but glad he stopped taking it as it would seem he was one of the unlucky who was going to have the bad side effects.
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