By Andrea Gressman via topclassactions
Propecia, a prescription medication used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss, has been found to have long-term side effects. These side effects have ranged from short-term erectile dysfunction to life-threatening cancer. As a result of these long-term Propecia side effects, many Propecia injury lawsuits have been filed.
According to studies completed in 2003, data showed that only around 50% to 59% of the men who experienced erectile dysfunction as a side effect of Propecia had this side effect go away after they stopped taking the drug. That left close to 40% of men suffering from Propecia erectile dysfunction living with these side effects for the rest of their lives.
Propecia Linked to Life-Threatening Side Effects
Then, in June of 2011, Propecia was also linked to prostate cancer. The FDA stated that Propecia, in addition to other prostate drugs, was shown to increase the side effect risk of developing prostate cancer. The FDA stated the hair loss drug should carry the same warning as Proscar, even though it only contains 1/5 of the dose of the same ingredient that has been linked to causing the prostate cancer. The type of prostate cancer that Propecia has been linked to is of a high-grade and is extremely aggressive. It grows and metastasizes much faster than the low-grade version of prostate cancer does making it even more dangerous.
Although at the time the warning was only about prostate cancer, Propecia is thought to also be linked to male breast cancer. Some of the signs of the Propecia male breast cancer are lumps or pain in the breast region, breast enlargement, as well as nipple discharge.
Number of Propecia Lawsuits Continues to Grow
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