Is regrowing your hair more important than maintaining your libido? It may sound like a hypothetical break room question, but, depending on the hair regrowth treatment you choose this is a question you may be forced to answer.
What is Propecia (Finasteride)
Propecia is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating hair loss, although it should never be taken by a woman. The medication works by stimulating hair regrowth in men. Many studies have demonstrated Propecia’s effectiveness as a treatment for hair loss –only while on the medication. This means as soon as you stop taking the drug, your hair will return to its original balding state.
Sexual Side Effects
Finasteride (the active ingredient contained in Propecia) may cause some unwanted side effects. In April 2012 FDA updated the warning labels on all Finasteride medications. New studies have discovered these side effects may continue for months - sometimes years - after stopping the hair loss medication. Side effects of finasteride include:
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Decreased ejaculatory volume
- Abnormal sexual function
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculation disorder
- Testicular pain
- Enlargement of the prostate
New Warning Labels That May Have You Really Concerned
The new warning labels on Propecia have several cautions dedicated to persistent sexual dysfunctionsuch as:
- Propecia may cause loss of sexual desire, inability to ejaculate, and inability to reach orgasm. These sexual dysfunctions may continue for some time after men stop using the baldness drug.
- Propecia may cause male infertility and/or poor semen quality. This side effect lessens or goes away after men stop taking the drugs.
Hair Loss is Treatable
Hair loss can be treated and may even be restored. While considering products that promise to slow the progression of hair loss we recommend you learn about all your hair loss and regrowth treatment options. To learn more about hair loss and regrowth treatment options or to consult with a Capillus specialist in your area click here or call Capillus for more information at (786) 888 6249 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 272-9599.