Propecia Lawyers Fighting for the Rights of Victims

Propecia attorneys are defective-drug lawyers who are committed to ardently asserting the rights of those who have suffered serious Propecia side effects. Generically referred to as finasteride and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992, Propecia is an oral medication that can help treat noncancerous enlarged prostates (benign prostate hyperplasia) and male pattern baldness (namely, that which affects the top of the head and not receding hairlines).

Propecia is not FDA approved for the prevention of hair loss in women and cannot promote the regrowth of hair that has already been lost. Propecia is manufactured and distributed by Merck & Company and has also been sold under the brand name Prescor. Generally, results from Propecia use take between 3 and 6 months to become apparent, and those who have taken the drug for one year without any results should cease use of it, as they will never benefit from taking Propecia.

Serious Propecia Side Effects

Ironically, despite its potency in preventing hair loss and treating enlarged prostates, Propecia has been reported to cause sexual impotency in some men. Additional serious Propecia side effects include depression, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and ejaculation dysfunction”all of which can significantly reduce quality of life for affected individuals. While many cases of severe Propecia side effects are resolved when men stop taking the drug, rarely, these complications are irreversible, and current drug labels in the U.S. do not alert the public to this fact. European drug labels, however, do point out that some Propecia side effects are irreversible.

In clinical studies, approximately 1.3 percent of men stopped taking Propecia or Prescor due to serious drug-related side effects.

This drug can also be extremely harmful to pregnant women who come into contact with broken or crushed Propecia pills, as the hormones contained within them can cause severe birth defects to a baby’s genitalia.

Meeting with a Propecia Lawyer

Propecia lawyer are discrete, knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to helping victims hold Merck responsible for causing their injuries, pain, and suffering. To encourage injured parties to come forward and learn more about their legal rights, Propecia attorneys offer initial consultations for free, and they work on contingency. If you believe you may benefit from a Propecia lawsuit, call the Propecia lawyers at Chaffin Luhana LLP at 1-888-480-1123 for a free and confidential case review today.