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2013-06-14 12:26:32

-Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss and an enlarged prostate. -Rodent research has shown that finasteride can reduce alcohol intake. -A preliminary study of men with finasteride-related sexual side effects indicates that finasteride may decrease drinking. Finasteride is a synthetic drug for the treatment of male pattern hair loss (MPHL) and an enlarged prostate. The side effects of finasteride for treatment of these two conditions can include...

2013-01-02 05:03:25

According to court documents, on December 6th, 2012, a Texas resident and his wife filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court alleging he developed prostate cancer from his use of the drug Avodart. In light of these news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Avodart side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 AttorneyOne.com, a...

2012-08-17 23:00:21

According to court documents, on May 8th, 2012, Michael Gregory and his wife Misty filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv02515) alleging he has suffered several side effects, including sexual dysfunction, since taking Propecia, even though he has stopped its use. Propecia is a pill, manufactured by Merck, for use in males only and indicated for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. It was approved by the FDA in 1997. On May 31st, 2012 the lawsuit was...

2012-03-27 23:00:56

On March 19th, 2012 Health Canada issued a warning about Avodart, and other drugs used to treat enlarged prostate, that they may be associated with an increased risk of developing a serious form of prostate cancer known as high-grade prostate cancer, an aggressive type of prostate cancer. Avodart (dutasteride), manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, was approved by the FDA in October 2002 for the treatment of urinary problems. The medication, in use for men only, helps improve urinary flow and may...

2012-03-02 17:00:00

The law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is currently informing men who have developed erectile dysfunction after using Propecia of their possible legal claims. (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 The law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is currently informing men who have developed erectile dysfunction after using Propecia of their possible legal claims. d´Oliveira & Associates is working with some of the leading attorneys in the United States who are representing...

2011-07-14 06:40:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New safety information has been released based on the FDA's review of two large clinical trials: "The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial "(PCPT) and "Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events" (REDUCE) trial. Both trials showed an increased incidence of high-grade prostate cancer with finasteride and dutasteride treatment. These medications are classified as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs). Per the FDA, "drugs in the 5-ARI...

2009-02-27 22:32:32

Healthy men screened regularly for prostate cancer who show no symptoms should talk with doctors about a drug, new U.S. guidelines advise. The newly released joint guideline produced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Urological Association recommends that men with a prostate-specific antigen score of 3.0 or below who have no symptoms of the disease should discuss with doctors using a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor to prevent the disease. The 5-alpha reductase...

2008-10-14 00:00:41

Use of a class of medications for treating an enlarged prostate is not associated with an increased hip fracture risk, U.S. researchers said. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate, is a common condition that affects some 8 million U.S. men and treatment includes surgical procedures, minimally invasive procedures and medications. Most often the first-line therapy is pharmacological, using either alpha-blockers, or 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride or...


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