I started taking 1.25 mg of proscar everyday for hair loss and noticed side effects. I took the medicine for four days and experienced nipple sensitivity, erectile dysfunction, and a cold tingling sensation in my penis. I’ve stopped taking the drug and am very concerned because of recent news reports of permanent side effects. Could taking such a small amount really cause permanent problems? Or am I too paranoid and do you think the side effects will resolve in the next couple weeks. It’s been 4 days since I quit proscar.
I think you’re probably being paranoid, but talk to your prescribing doctor about changing the dosage or stopping the medication completely.
In your case, I would worry about the power of suggestion being responsible for these side effects more so than the medication, but if you are concerned you can make the decision not to take it.