Tulsa,OK (PRWEB) May 19, 2012
Drug injury lawyer Hansen Dirani warned about the potentially dangerous side effects of Propecia, a drug used for treating male baldness.
According to the New York Daily News, Propecia may have more possible sexual side effects than previously thought.
“Propecia has been linked to permanent sexual side effects as well as anxiety and insomnia,” Dirani said. “In April, the Food and Drug Administration announced changes to the label for Propecia to warn consumers of potential sexual side effects that can last even after patients stop taking the drug.”
Merck & Co. makes Propecia and Proscar, which is used to treat enlarged prostates. Both drugs contain finasteride. According to the FDA, the new Propecia label will warn consumers of “libido disorders, ejaculation disorders, and orgasm disorders that continued after discontinuation of the drug.”
The Proscar label will warn users about decreased libido that that continued after discontinuation of the drug,” according to the FDA.
Dirani said attorneys currently are reviewing potential Propecia class action lawsuits. “A recent study found that up to 15 percent of men who used Propecia experienced sexual dysfunction,” Dirani said.
The FDA reported that the label changes are happening after several patients reported additional adverse side effects that were not seen at the time the drugs were approved.
Dirani noted that people who have experienced adverse side effects of Propecia should contact a dangerous drug lawyer to learn about their rights.
About Hansen Dirani & Associates
Hansen Dirani & Associates is a Tulsa, OK law firm that handles dangerous drug injury cases. The law firm also represents personal injury victims and individuals needing assistance with Social Security Disability claims. Hansen Dirani has the experience and resources people need if they have been injured due to negligence. Contact Hansen Dirani by calling 877-583-0700 or by visiting http://www.callhansen.com.