The Impact of 5α-Reductase Inhibitor Use for Male Pattern Hair Loss on Men’s Health

    June 2018 in “Current Urology Reports
    Mohammed Yahya Said, Akanksha Mehta
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    TLDR Hair loss drugs may cause sexual issues and infertility in men.
    The use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for male pattern hair loss can have negative effects on men's sexual and reproductive health, including erectile dysfunction, decreased ejaculate volume, decreased libido, and infertility. While some studies have shown no evidence of increased risk of sexual dysfunction with finasteride use, recent studies have reported serious and persistent sexual and spermatogenic side effects among young men using these drugs. Physicians prescribing 5-alpha reductase inhibitors should discuss the potential adverse side effects with their patients.
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