Propecia is a commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drug that has been used to treat millions of men for baldness, loss of hair, or thinning of hair. Manufactured by Merck & Co., Propecia uses the active ingredient of finasteride, which has been found to block male sex patterns. In 2011, a study came out that showed the serious risks associated with Propecia, most notably persistent male sexual dysfunction. Even though this risk and others were discovered by medical professionals, they were never disclosed to Propecia users.
Instead, warning labels outlining the possible temporary sexual side effects that may occur while taking the drug were included on the medication, but no mention of the possible long-term or permanent side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects from taking Propecia, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. To learn more about your options or to meet with one of our lawyers to discuss your case, please contact Atkins & Markoff today.
Potential Risks of Propecia
Recent studies have shown that the side effects associated with Propecia may in fact be long-term or permanent, which is one of the main reasons why people taking the drug have been made eligible to file a lawsuit. The most common and serious side effects include the following:
- Enlarging of the male breasts
- Tenderness of the male breast area
- Sexual dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased libido
- Testicular pain
- Decreased sperm count
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Redness or swelling of the breast
- Male breast cancer
- Nipple discharge
If you have experienced any of these side effects, please contact your physician immediately. You should also contact a local Oklahoma lawyer in order to learn about your legal rights and options if you have suffered due to taking Propecia.
Thousands of men throughout the country have begun filing lawsuits because the makers of Propecia have failed to warn them of the long-term and permanent side effects associated with taking the defective drug. The pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are here to help you through the complex legal case and are dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve. Our Propecia lawsuit lawyers represent victims throughout Oklahoma and provide each client’s case with individualized attention and care. Even though there is a great deal of evidence outlining the adverse side effects associated with Propecia, the FDA has not issued a Propecia warning or recall. Thankfully, this does not mean that Propecia users can’t file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. To learn more about your rights or to file a lawsuit today, please contact Atkins & Markoff immediately.