Side effects of propecia

Depression in Men

What are the possible side effects of Propecia?

  • Decrease in blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels. Propecia can affect a blood test called PSA (prostate specific antigen) for prostate cancer screening. If you have a PSA test done you should inform your health care provider that you are taking propecia because propecia decreases PSA levels. Changes in PSA levels will need to be evaluated by your health care provider. Any increase in PSA levels from follow-up from its lowest point may indicate the presence of prostate cancer and should be evaluated even if the test results are still within the normal range for men who do not take propecia. You should also tell your doctor if you have not been taking propecia as prescribed because this may affect the results of the PSA test. For more information, talk to your health care provider.
  • There may be an increased risk of a more serious form of prostate cancer in men taking finasteride at 5 times the dose of propecia.

The most common side effects of propecia include:

  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Problems getting or keeping an erection
  • A decrease in the amount of semen

The following have been reported in general use with propecia:

  • Breast tenderness and enlargement. Tell your healthcare provider about any changes in your breasts, such as lumps, pain, or discharge from your nipples;
  • Depression;
  • Decreased sexual desire that continued after stopping the medication;
  • Allergic reactions including rash, itching, hives and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat and face;
  • Problems with ejaculation that continued after stopping medication;
  • Testicular pain;
  • Difficulty getting an erection that continued after stopping the medication;
  • Male infertility and / or poor semen quality.
  • In rare cases, male breast cancer.

These are not all possible side effects of propecia. For more information, consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Jack Saw

Good evening all of you, baldheaded gentlemen)))) After the election I learned about this drug and almost immediately bought – 90 pills of 1 mg, I thought it would be more expensive. By stupidity did not read the instructions and drank in the morning, immediately felt drowsy. Curls have not yet grown)) but the effect is noticeable – the hair stopped falling out. I am 34 years old. Of these, the last 10 years little by little I say goodbye to my hair, and they were just perfect! I thought that everything was lost, but the last 3-4 months, when I began to take Propecia, hope returned! I did not notice any decrease in sexual activity, but there was drowsiness, only the first month of taking the drug. If Propecia does not help, then fok with these hair. Vin Diesel is completely bald and does not have any problems.


We have family problems with hair. Although I do athletics, I do not think that it has a decisive influence on baldness. On the maternal side, grandfather is with a prominent bald spot.
I noticed the first signs of baldness 5 years ago, but from old photos I see that everything started even earlier. On the frontal part, I have a much more complicated situation, the bald patches of me, if not 7, then 10 years ago. Looking at the scheme of alopecia in Norwood, I took myself to the 5A degree, a small horseshoe, in the center a considerable zone of thinning, an islet of thicker hair in the bang area. The natural forehead line rose by 1-1.5 cm.
I have already accepted the finals for 8 months, everything is fine, hair loss stopped. Of course, the hair grows better wherever the palliation was smaller, but they grow!
Of the side effects – first the sperm was reduced, but after one and a half to two months, it returned to normal.