Common scrip to help men reverse natural balding turns out to have disastrous side-effects. If you have been taking propecia and have noticed significant change in sex drive, function or (horrors!) genital size, make an appointment to see a urologist NOW. Please.As a sexologist, I'm now going to be adding propecia to the list of medications that I ask male clients about when they report negative changes in sex drive.
Malley started taking the drug in May 2011, and by October he was completely impotent and had no sex drive whatsoever. His body changed, even his genitals shrank, and he slipped into a mental fog that he just couldn't clear. His doctor told him the side effects would go away if he stopped taking the drug, so he did. But nothing changed.
"I kept expecting the side effects to go away, but they did not, they only got worse," he said.
Malley is not alone: A new study published today in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that for some men, the sexual side effects of Propecia may last for months to years, even after they stop taking the drug.For Some Men, Propecia's Sexual Side Effects May Be Long-lasting