TLDR Finasteride may cause long-lasting sexual side effects.
This article discusses the potential for persistent sexual side effects associated with the use of finasteride, a medication used for male pattern hair loss and benign prostatic hypertrophy. A clinical series found that 20% of subjects reported persistent sexual dysfunction for at least 6 years, suggesting the possibility that the dysfunction may be permanent. In a prospective study of 54 subjects with persistent sexual side effects associated with finasteride, 96% of subjects still had sexual side effects after 9-16 months. The study suggests that prescribers and users of finasteride should be aware of the potential adverse medication effects.View this study on sciencedirect.com →
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Finasteride for hair loss can cause long-lasting sexual side effects like low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Finasteride reduces new brain cells in male mice, possibly causing depression.
Dutasteride more effective for hair growth, but has more side effects than finasteride.
Finasteride effectively treats baldness but may cause sexual side effects.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Men using hair loss drugs like finasteride may experience sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction, but it's unclear who will be affected and when. Treating depression and sexual symptoms is suggested, as these men often have higher rates of both. More research is needed to understand why these side effects occur.
Finasterid 1mg, used for male hair loss, can cause sexual problems in some men, which can last for several months even after stopping the medication.
Finasteride may cause lasting sexual side effects, but more research is needed.
Finasteride may cause long-lasting sexual side effects.
Knowing about finasteride's sexual side effects increases reported dysfunction.
Finasteride for hair loss has minimal impact on sexual function.