Hair Loss Side Effects In The News

As noted in a flurry of recently filed lawsuits puts Hair Loss Side Effects In The News and concerns have arisen with regards to drugs used to treat male and female pattern hair loss and thinning hair.

Hair Loss Side Effects Case

One of the more common drugs, Finasteride, was prescribed for male pattern hair loss to a Polk County Florida man and the trouble began.  He contends, that this drug led to a serious hair loss side effect called “erectile dysfunction” and it decreased his libido. He also experienced testicular pain and related emotional issues, including depression and anxiety.  Allegations have also arisen that these kind of negative hair loss side effects may be irreversible.

A US News & World Report article I read stated that in a small percentage of cases, symptoms persisted even after the hair loss medication was stopped. For those men, “it’s a life sentence,” said lead researcher Abdulmaged M. Traish, a professor of biochemistry and urology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Perhaps most troublingly, the emotional damage occurring from these hair loss side effects may actually lead to lethal consequences.

A CBS Miami story (Datelined May 11, 2011) describes a suicidal patient (Randy) who took his own life after finding himself unable to live with the debilitating hair loss side effects he had after being prescribed Propecia which is the leading prescription medication for hair loss.

Randy’s parents say he had hair loss at a young age and tried therapy and different medications, but nothing worked.  “This is really the closest thing we have to a suicide note,” said Randy’s father. He saved his sons postings from the PropeciaHelp website.  “I’m really hoping that this drug kills me so I don’t have to do it myself. I don’t think my family and friends would ever understand suicide. But if they really knew what the meaningless ghostly hell I’ve descended into, then they would understand,” read Randy’s father.

The company says it will vigorously defend the lawsuits.  BUT…just two weeks ago, since we started working on this story, warning labels for Propecia in the United States were revised to include complaints about persistent sexual side effects. Other countries will soon follow we hope.

Recent Hair Loss Drugs In The News:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/womens-health/articles/2011/03/10/sexual-side-effects-from-propecia-avodart-may-be-irreversible

http://www.newschief.com/article/20110516/news/110519965?p=1&tc=pg

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/05/12/mother-blames-sons-death-on-popular-hair-loss-drug/

New research from Dr. Michael Irwig at George Washington University shows some men can have persistent hair loss side effects (Sexual) lasting five years after they stop taking Propecia.  “The presence of persistent sexual side effects in young men who were previously completely healthy can really take a big toll on their life,” said Dr. Irwig.  Propecia works by altering hormones. Dr. Irwig suspects, in a small percentage of men, that can cause sexual dysfunction.  Merck, the maker of Propecia, says that study is flawed.  Alan Milstein, a New Jersey lawyer suing Merck, on behalf of several men who claim the drug ruined their lives disagrees.  “They feel less than human because of it,”

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