The drug finasteride was originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1994, and sold under the brand name Procar as a treatment for enlarged prostates. In 1997, the FDA approved finasteride for the treatment of male pattern hair loss and the drug has been sold for that purpose under the brand name Propecia ever since.
Propecia works by blocking the chemical androgen, which is essential to male sexual health. Recent studies published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine indicate that the use of Propecia can trigger irreversible damage to the male reproductive system.
If you have taken Propecia and have experienced a loss of sexual function you are not alone. Although some men experience some degree of return to sexual normalcy after they stop using Propecia, many unfortunately do not.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have been injured as the result of a Propecia, the attorneys at CaseyGerry can help. Contact us today for a free consultation and case review.