Propecia Side Effects – What Are They?

Profile photo of Dr. Rahal

I was recently prescribed Propecia but after reading about all the Propecia side effects on the web, I’m not sure if it’s for me and am a little skeptical about taking it. What are the side effects of Propecia? Do the Propecia side effects outweigh the benefits? Thanks.

A small number of men have side effects of Propecia (less than 2%). Propecia side effects can include less desire for sex, difficulty in achieving an erection and a decrease in the amount of semen. These side effects of Propecia went away in men who stopped treatment.

A 5-year clinical study demonstrated that 9 of 10 men who took Propecia had visible results – either regrowth of hair or no further hair loss.

If you take Propecia, you must talk to your doctor about Propecia side effects. Propecia can mask PSA test results, which help you and your doctor determine your actual prostate cancer risk.

It depends on your priorities if the side effects of Propecia outweigh the benefits, though legitimate, safe and proven drugs like Propecia don’t need to compromise your health.

Profile photo of Dr. Rahal

About Dr. Rahal

Dr. Rahal, Founder & Medical Director of Rahal, is highly recommended by the American Hair Loss Association and recognized worldwide for designing his "Rahal Hairline™" — resulting in youthful, natural hairlines with maximum fullness & density,

Get all the top hair loss stories emailed daily!

Email this story to your friend

Your Name:
Friend's Email:
 
 

Follow us and receive exclusive promotions and discounts!

Post a Comment

*

*