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FDA investigating Propecia side effects reports

Filed March 6th, 2012 Joshua Sophy

The Food and Drug Administration is set to begin an investigation into the safety of the hair growth drug Propecia after a growing number of reports have linked it to permanent male sexual dysfunction.

The FDA told that its review is based on the number of adverse reactions reported to a national database that collects that information. The agency has been hesitant to respond to demands that it update the safety label of the top-selling hair regrowth drug to indicate that taking the drug could lead to permanent sexual dysfunction. Current safety labels on the drugs indicate these are possible temporary side effects but those which stop when the drug is stopped.

A recent number of reports indicate these side effects can persist long after a man has stopped taking Propecia (finasteride). Labels for the drug in Europe make these indications and many drug safety advocates wonder why the FDA hasn’t taken action sooner to address this discrepancy.

There is no indication whether the FDA will act to change labels on Propecia to indicate these risks.

Men taking Propecia believe the drug is responsible for permanent erectile dysfunction (ED). It has also been linked to other side effects like decreased libido. Some reports believe Propecia is also responsible for an increased risk of male breast and prostate cancer.

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