According to a March 2011 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), men taking Propecia to treat baldness have reported experiencing sexual side effects, including low libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased arousal and problems with orgasm.
Researchers have found that the sexual side effects of Propecia may continue long after patients have stopped taking the drug. Men who were surveyed as part of the JSM study reported that their sexual problems continued for at least three months after stopping the drug. Another article published in the same journal stated that these sexual issues may continue for an even lengthier period of time after discontinuing Propecia.
Warnings about the sexual side effects of Propecia were added to the drug’s package inserts in both Sweden and the UK. However, the brochures that are given to patients in the US do not carry any warnings about the potential link between Propecia and sexual problems.
Individuals in the UK, Canada and other countries who have experienced erectile problems, impotence or other sexual difficulties after taking Propecia have filed lawsuits against the maker of the drug. Class action Propecia lawsuits have also been filed on behalf of users of the drug.
If you or a loved one used Propecia and developed sexual problems, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.