What are the sever allergic reactions some people have to propecia? I have taken propecia for 2 years and then stopped for 3 years. I just started taking again, is it possible for me to have a severe allergic reaction after having no troubles the 1st time? I am not choking or having a reaction or anything, just curious.
A severe allergic reactive would be, as your describe, choking and throat swelling that could lead to death. Many drugs and foods can cause allergic reactions, but I have never heard of the aforementioned severe reaction with finasteride (Propecia/Proscar). The most common side effects of Propecia are:
- increase or decrease in sex drive
- decrease in fluid ejaculate at orgasm
- breast tenderness
These side effects are reversible if you stop taking the medication, as the finasteride only lasts in your blood stream for about a day.