How routine pharmacovigilance failed to identify finasteride's persistent sexual side effects
Internal documents from Merck were made public thanks to a motion filed by Reuters in 2019, to unseal documents from litigation, shed light on what Merck knew and when they knew it on the persistent adverse sexual effects of finasteride.
Post-Finasteride Syndrome - When will we Get the Courage to Fight the Dictating Pharma Industry - Despite Awareness of "Sexual, Neurological and Metabolic Side Effects in Young Men for Over a Decade"
- Medicine, Psychology
This comprehensive review has been done with an effort for the medical community who took hippocratic oath to serve the humanity why they cannot get up and protest against the side effects that in a subgroup of men might get irreversible side effects rather than label the poor men as psychotic or delusional.
Finasteride for hair loss: A review.
- MedicineThe Journal of dermatological treatment
Finasteride is shown to be reasonably tolerated in both men and women; however, patients need to be educated about the possible short- and long-term side-effects.
Risk of Depression Associated With Finasteride Treatment
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of clinical psychopharmacology
The findings support a growing impression thatfinasteride is associated with adverse psychiatric effects that can persist in association with sexual dysfunction after discontinuing finasteride treatment.
Are finasteride-related penile curvature/Peyronie’s disease Adverse Event Reports worthy of further clinical investigation? Disproportionality analysis based on both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) pharmacovigilance databases
- MedicineInternational Journal of Impotence Research
It is found that penile curvature/PD reports were not part of a syndromic cluster suggestive of post-finasteride syndrome (PFS), and the PRR values here identified should be interpreted as strong signals of disproportionality.
Health Risks Associated with Long-Term Finasteride and Dutasteride Use: It's Time to Sound the Alarm
- Medicine, BiologyThe world journal of men's health
It is suggested that long-term use of finasteride and dutasteride may be associated with health risks including NAFLD, IR, T2DM, dry eye disease and potential kidney disease and this treatment may result in development of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD), insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes (T2DM),dry eye disease, potential kidney dysfunction, and metabolic dysfunctions.
Sexual Dysfunctions Related to Drugs Used in the Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Narrative Review on α-Blockers and 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors
- Biology, MedicineUro
A critical review of the current literature data about sexual dysfunction as a potential side effect related to drugs commonly used for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms finds that silodosin appears to have the highest incidence of ejaculatory disorders.
Platelet-rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment: A Randomized Placebo-controlled Pilot Study.
- Medicine, PsychologyActa dermato-venereologica
Treatment with platelet-rich plasma as a monotherapy does not improve hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia, and no improvements were seen over the course of the trial.
Pharmacological Management of Pattern Hair Loss
- MedicineIndian journal of plastic surgery : official publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
This article attempts to review the literature on incorporating pharmacologic treatments along with hair transplantation in their management of pattern hair loss, and the authors add to this, with their experience of over two decades.
An evaluation of the federal adverse events reporting system data on adverse effects of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
- MedicineWorld Journal of Urology
Analysis of FAERS data suggests AEs of 5ARIs are dose-independent with greater likelihood of occurrence in younger patients, particularly in sexual and mental domains, as well as across 19 sexual, physical, and mental AE categories.
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A Comment on the Post-Finasteride Syndrome
- MedicineInternational journal of trichology
It is as inappropriate to dismiss the condition, as it would be to demonize finasteride for the treatment of male pattern hair loss, while the best way to alleviate the emotional distress related to hair loss is to effectively treat the condition causing the problem.
Post-Finasteride Syndrome: An Induced Delusional Disorder with the Potential of a Mass Psychogenic Illness?
- Medicine, PsychologySkin Appendage Disorders
The first case of PFS in a long-standing dermatotrichological practice with frequent finasteride prescription observed in a 25-year-old male following dutasteride treatment for male androgenetic alopecia is reported.
Persistent sexual side effects of finasteride: could they be permanent?
- Psychology, MedicineThe journal of sexual medicine
In most men who developed persistent sexual side effects despite the discontinuation of finasteride, the sexual dysfunction continued for many months or years, which should be made aware of the potential adverse medication effects.
Post-finasteride syndrome – does it really exist?
- MedicineThe aging male : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
The prolonged use of 5α-steroid reductase inhibitors in patients with alopecia can cause persistent side effects called a post-finasteride syndrome (PFS), that is not just a simple coexistence of events, but rather a definite syndrome with an iatrogenic background.
Persistent Sexual and Nonsexual Adverse Effects of Finasteride in Younger Men.
- Medicine, PsychologySexual medicine reviews
Persistent adverse effects of finasteride in younger men include erectile dysfunction, low libido, lack of orgasms, depression, and decreased alcohol consumption.
Neuroactive steroid levels and psychiatric and andrological features in post-finasteride patients
- Biology, MedicineThe Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Post-finasteride syndrome and post-SSRI sexual dysfunction: two sides of the same coin?
- Psychology, BiologyEndocrine
The present review will report the state of art of these two different pathologies and discuss, on the basis of the role exerted by three different neuromodulators such as dopamine, serotonin and neuroactive steroids, whether the persistent sexual dysfunction observed could be determined by common mechanisms.
Enduring sexual dysfunction after treatment with antidepressants, 5α-reductase inhibitors and isotretinoin: 300 cases
- Medicine, PsychologyThe International journal of risk & safety in medicine
Clinical reports of post-SSRI sexual dysfunction, post-finasteride syndrome and enduring sexual dysfunction following isotretinoin point to a legacy syndrome or syndromes comprising a range of disturbances to sexual function.
Post-Finasteride Syndrome: About 2 Cases and Review of the Literature
Post-finasteride syndrome is a little known entity with an unknown physiopathology, and is currently under study and awareness should be promoted about the existence of this syndrome in order to give the best assistance to patients until the authors have a better comprehension of this entity.
Persistent sexual side effects of finasteride for male pattern hair loss.
- Medicine, PsychologyThe journal of sexual medicine
The types and duration of sexual dysfunction and the changes in perceived sexual frequency and sexual dysfunction score between pre- and post-finasteride use are characterized.