Please publish this link and scientific database about ED and
finasteride so that people can see that side effects are really rare
I believe we published this article back in 2009 when it was published.
The conclusion by the authors are: “Although a relationship has been established between finasteride and sexual dysfunction in the literature, the analysis of the role of androgens in male sexual function and the evidences from large population-based long-term placebo-controlled studies using validated questionnaire and objective method for assessing sexual function suggested no substantial evidence of ED in men receiving finasteride. Low ejaculatory volume is the only causal relationship between finasteride and sexual dysfunction. Finasteride has been an effective drug in preventing low-grade prostate cancer but its role in increased incidence of high-grade prostate cancer has been attributed to better performance of PSA screening in prostate cancer detection. The effects of both doses of finasteride (5 mg and 1 mg/day) on prostate and PSA levels are almost similar. So, as dermatologists, we should be aware of the potential risks and benefits while treating baldness in young men with long-term finasteride.”
It is worth noting (in case the wording was not clear) that Propecia (finasteride) does not cause cancer or increase the risk of high grade cancer. The reason for the potentially confusing statement was that when you take Propecia (finasteride), a common test value (PSA) that doctors look at to screen for prostate cancer can be falsely interpreted. Thus the doctor need to be aware and not rely solely on the PSA test.