Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC is at present investigating claims that Propecia, a drug made by Merck to treat hair-loss in men, can have enfeebling sexual side-effects. Propecia, and its parent drug Proscar, are the trademark versions of finasteride, a manmade antiandrogen that limits the production of enzymes assumed to contribute to the root of male pattern baldness and an enlarged prostate. Propecia treats hair loss in men, while Proscar treats benign prostatic hyperplasia. A new study conducted by George Washington College and published in the March issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that taking finasteride could cause reduced arousal, erection problems, severe depression and other serious sexual complications. “Plenty of the guys who take these drugs were ignorant of the gravity of these Propecia side effects because they were given to believe that any symptoms would stop once they dropped taking Propecia,” said Trent Miracle, Simmons Firm Partner who is leading the enquiry. “This isn't always the case for all users.” The report revealed that side-effects are permanent in at least 5 % of men that take Propecia.
Additionally, the Food & Drug Administration issued a caution in June that the alert label of finasteride has been revised to include new safety info regarding the increased risk of being diagnosed as having a top-grade prostate cancer. “This is a particularly major and sensitive issue for men who have been negatively impacted by these drugs,” Miracle asserted. “These men are understandably asking lots of questions, and the Simmons Firm is looking to help them find the answers they deserve.” The Propecia lawyers at the Simmons Firm are presently digging into claims against Propecia, Proscar and other finasteride drugs.
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