A recent study has sent shock waves through the medical community. Concerns about a popular drug used by millions of men has revealed a growing number of disturbing side effects. The study revealed that finasteride – a popular drug for treating prostate symptoms and male baldness – causes alterations in the section of the brain responsible for processing long-term memory and emotional responses.
These side effects – along with erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, penile shrinkage, insomnia, muscle atrophy, and many others – have been labelled Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS). This is a devastating, life altering condition which can have an irreversible impact on both physical and mental health. It has been attributed to job losses, the breakup of marriages and relationships, and in tragic cases, even suicide. In fact, by 2016, the World Health Organisation had recorded 59 suicides, as a result of the physical and physiological damage the drug can cause.
Post-Finasteride Syndrome: The Facts
Post-finasteride syndrome is a life altering condition which can have an irreversible impact on both physical and mental health. It has been attributed to job losses, the breakup of marriages and relationships, and in tragic cases, even suicide. In fact, by 2016, the World Health Organisation had recorded 59 suicides as a result of the physical and physiological damage the drug can cause.
Researchers of the study believe this could be a breakthrough in better understanding Post-Finasteride Syndrome. “This is yet another example of the excellent research being conducted by Professor Melcangi and his team. It brings us one critical step closer to better understanding the underlying biochemistry of PFS and—hopefully—to an effective treatment. We already know how to prevent the condition,” said John Santmann, MD, CEO of the Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation, which co-sponsored both studies.
Why Does Finasteride Continue To Be Sold?
Despite the evidence, finasteride continues to be sold to men in various brand forms as both a solution to relieving symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male balding. Health market research firm IQVIA says that approximately 570 million finasteride pills were dispensed in the United States alone between April 2017 and April 2018.
Merck, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures and sells finasteride, has stated: “We do not believe that reliable scientific evidence supports the existence of Post-Finasteride Syndrome. Merck stands behind the efficacy and safety profile of Propecia.”
Yet despite this statement, over 1,4000 lawsuits have been filed against Merck in the United States and Canada since 2011, claiming permanent sexual problems, cognitive impairment, and depression. In 2012, the company was forced by the FDA to change the wording on Propecia labels regarding side effects from “temporary” to “persistent (see permanent).”
Prostate Health Expert: “Warning Labels Not Enough”
As a result of the latest finasteride scandal, we reached out to prostate health expert and metabolic disease specialist Ben Ong for a breakdown of the latest research, and what other options men facing prostate disease have:
“As far back as 2008, European countries have been demanding updated warning labels on finasteride. But even they didn’t know the side effects were permanent. The FDA only caved to pressure and put on those warning labels in 2012. But they didn’t say anything about ED, loss of libido or performance issues being permanent.
Talk on the inside is that the FDA might be considering recalling Finasteride depending on how the lawsuits play out. The further development of Post-Finasteride Syndrome is greatly disturbing and the dangerous effect and the tragic consequences in regard to men’s mental health should not be underestimated.”
Finasteride Causes Cognitive & Sexual Decline
Thousands of men have had their lives ruined by this drug. For many, finasteride has resulted in cognitive decline, causing brain fog and problems with memory and focus. For others, it has obliterated their sexual health, causing permanent ED, Peyronie’s disease and penile shrinkage. Men who were searching for a solution to prostate health problems or male balding, have been exposed to an even greater number of health problems. The number of men of men sharing their experience of Post-Finasteride Syndrome is steadily rising, painting a bleak picture of the life shattering effects the drug can have.
With prostate cancer deaths overtaking that of breast cancer, it is important that the side effects of finasteride are known. Regularly prescribed to men experiencing symptoms of BPH, while the drug may offer temporary relief, the potential side effects are numerous.
How To Shrink Your Prostate WITHOUT Finasteride or Deadly Side Effects
To help men who have prostate disease or are concerned about their prostate health, Ben has kindly agreed to allow Newsmax readers exclusive limited time access to one of his special video presentations. Normally reserved for private clients, we highly recommend that you watch this video while you still can – especially if you have prostate disease, BPH, a high PSA, if you are a man over 50, or anyone who even knows a man over 50.
Discover the shocking truth about Flomax & Finasteride, including, 5 deadly side effects of prostate drugs and why your doctor didn’t tell you about them, how and why Flomax & Finasteride are doing you more harm than good, and how you can improve your prostate health, side effect free, without using dangerous drugs and toxic treatments.