Propecia Sexual Side Effects and Sexual Dysfunction May Be Long Lasting, New Study Finds

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A new study finds that Propecia may have serious long term side effects such as Propecia sexual dysfunction, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, reports on a July 12, 2012 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine abstract on Propecia sexual dysfunction, a side effect that may be long lasting even after patients stop using the drug. Researchers from George Washington University surveyed 54 men under age 40, who reported experiencing side effects for three months or longer after they stopped taking Propecia. Patients reported sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, low libido, trouble having an orgasm, and shrinking and painful genitals.

96 percent of men experienced sexual problems that lasted more than a year after they finished using the drug. None of the men had sexual, medical or psychiatric complaints before starting to take Propecia. Dr. Michael S. Irwig, lead author of the study, told ABC News , “Our findings make me suspicious that this drug may have done permanent damage to these men…The chances that they will improve? I think it’s lower and lower the longer they have these side effects.”

Propecia Sexual Dysfunction And Sexual Side Effects A Serious Concern

According to ABC News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved Propecia to treat male baldness in 1997. Clinical trials revealed a few instances of sexual dysfunction, but subsequent data found more frequent occurrences.

  •     The FDA received over 400 reports of Propecia sexual dysfunction over 13 years, nearly 60 of which reported that the Propecia side effects lasted longer than three months after the men stopped taking the drug.
  •     In 2011, the FDA mandated that the drug label for Propecia include a warning about long lasting erectile dysfunction.
  •     In April 2012, the FDA updated the label to include warnings about libido, ejaculation and orgasm disorders.

Individuals who experienced Propecia side effects such as sexual dysfunction should consider filing a Propecia lawsuit. Those who experienced sexual dysfunction as a result of taking Propecia may be able entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently evaluating and investigating potential Propecia claims. For more information about [Propecia sexual side effects visit, or contact a lawyer today by calling (877) 779-1414.

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