Propecia is a drug that is used in the treatment of male pattern baldness. Propecia, or its chemical name Finasteride, is manufactured by Merck and also goes by the name Proscar as well as many other generic names.
The active ingredient in Propecia is a synthetic antiandrogen that inhibits a particular enzyme that works with testosterone conversion, and through this chemical process hair can be regrown in some cases. It has been demonstrated to work on the crown and the hairline, but evidently works more successfully on the crown area of the head.
Propecia has been used solely for the treatment of men, for it does not have the same effect on women. In fact, it should not be taken by either women or children. Women should not even handle the crushed Propecia pills, as the drug can absorb into their bloodstream and cause birth defects in the sexual organs of male babies. This is why the drug has a coating, which prevents the drug from coming into contact with skin.
Propecia Lawsuits have been launched due to the high number of adverse effects people have experienced while taking the drug. Propecia class action lawsuits have been filed and continue to be filed. You should know that the use of Propecia can lead to:
• Permanent erectile dysfunction
• Prostate cancer
• Male breast cancer
• Severe allergic reactions
Particularly because of the role that Propecia appears to play in creating permanent impotence in males, many people are seeking damages from the makers of Propecia. Propecia lawsuits have been launched.
There are also numerous Propecia side effects including:
• Decreased libido
• Breast enlargement
• Lumps, pain, or tenderness
• Nipple discharge
• Testicular pain
If you or someone you love has experienced any kind of damage to health from taking Propecia, contact an attorney who can help you. A Propecia attorney can explain to you what the lawsuit is all about and what that means to you or the person who is affected.
A Propecia attorney can walk you through the difficult and sometimes confusing steps of becoming part of a Propecia lawsuit.
Men in particular, all over the country, are filing Propecia class action lawsuits in an attempt to get some kind of reparation for the damage they have received from taking Propecia. Especially in cases where the damage is permanent, it is important for them to attempt to make the manufacturer correct the situation.