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by Robert MacKay, Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Categories: Propecia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is addressing the fact that there is a growing fear surrounding Propecia’s supposed effects on sexual function. Men have been reporting permanent sexual dysfunction having taken the hair loss treatment.

Until investigations have been carried out, both the FDA and the manufacturers, Merck, are staying silent on the topic. The FDA will carry out a review with a view to updating the drug’s safety data if necessary. This might include a warning regarding the potential for certain individuals to experience certain side effects to a more severe degree than others.

This review probably signals a swathe of complaints about the side effects in question however, no formal evidence has been presented as of yet and until there is sufficient support for these complaints, patients should not be alarmed by any reports that they read online.

The Online Clinic has been prescribing Propecia online for around 7 years and we have not had a single patient who has suffered irreversible sexual side effects. We do take the view that the sexual side effects have a higher incidence than the figures from the original clinical trials but the percentage does not quite reach double figures according to our patient follow-up responses.

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