Snippet from the article:
A class action was filed today in the Supreme Court of British Columbia by Vancouver resident, Michael Miller, against Merck Frosst Canada and its affiliated companies. The lawsuit has been brought on behalf of Canadian men who used Propecia or Proscar and suffered continuing sexual dysfunction.
Propecia and Proscar are prescribed as a cosmetic treatment for male pattern hair loss also known as androgenic alopecia. The product monograph discloses that some men may experience sexual dysfunction but states that the symptoms disappear after cessation of the drug.
Mr. Miller, who is in his early 20s, was concerned when his hair started to thin in some areas. He was prescribed Proscar which he hoped would stop his hair from thinning.
Read the full story — Class action filed against manufacturer of Propecia & Proscar
If this young man was in his early 20s and prescribed Proscar without being told to cut the pill into a smaller daily dose to treat hair loss, his chances for side effects would’ve increased. Proscar is 5mg finasteride used to treat prostate issues. Propecia is 1mg finasteride used to treat hair loss. So if you’re taking 5x the recommended dose, what would you expect?
We’ll see how this class action suit plays out…