Propecia Injury Attorney
Information About Propecia (Finasteride)
Propecia (finasteride), the only FDA approved oral prescription drug used to treat male pattern hair loss, was first introduced on the market in 1997. It is a synthetic compound designed to prevent the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the male sex hormone associated with male pattern hair loss.
Although Propecia is currently one of the most widely prescribed drugs for men in the United States, new evidence is emerging of serious side effects associated with the drug, including loss of libido, permanent erectile dysfunction, male breast cancer and aggressive prostate cancer. Finasteride is still easily available by prescription, and can also be taken under the name Proscar or Propecia.
Side Effects Caused by Propecia
Propecia has been associated with a number of different adverse side effects, ranging from minor to potentially deadly, depending on the individual patients reaction to the drug and the length of time for which the prescription was taken. Propecia has been linked to such serious side effects as:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Decreased sexual desire
- Decreased volume of ejaculate
- Pain in the testicles
- Increased breast size, lumps, pain, or nipple discharge
- Rashes, itching, hives
- Swelling of the lips and face
Have you suffered serious side effects from Propecia?
If you have been injured by Propecia, you need to explore your legal options immediately. You may be able to hold the pharmaceutical company liable, but you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to act as your advocate. A dangerous drug attorney from Arnold & Itkin LLP will have access to extensive resources including medical experts and investigators who can testify on your behalf to prove that Propecia was the direct cause of your injuries and that you should be entitled to compensation.
Pharmaceutical injury cases can be complex, so you need a law firm that has successfully tried and settled numerous medical injury cases. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our sick and injured clients. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, contact a Propecia injury attorney today.
Propecia Lawsuits: Taking Legal Action
If you took or are taking Propecia or any form of finasteride and have experienced severe side effects, you may benefit from speaking with a pharmaceutical injury attorney about the legal options available to you. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and psychological trauma. A lawyer with extensive experience related to dangerous prescription medications can give you the advice you need to begin your path to recovery.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are focused on helping those who have been injured as a result of the use of dangerous drugs, including Propecia. Our dedication to the cause is evident in our records—we have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. By calling (888)504-0459, you can schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your potential Propecia lawsuit.
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