I am worried about the reported 2% risk with sexual side effect with propecia. Are the risks even higher?
The official number is 2-3% but the placebo number are almost 2%. In my practice I think that the numbers may be higher, 4-5% range. The reason that you see a lot of complaints on the internet is possibly because you are only hearing from those that have the negative sexual side effects. One of my own family members, got an increased sex drive, a complaint I do here on occasion but seem to never read about it on the internet. The testosterone levels often do go up when this drug is taken. For those that need/want to take this drug it is a matter of choice for many of them. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, “To take the Pill of not take the pill, that is the question?” Balding may be the only alternative.
Side effects are higher: 50% at least.https://www.pfsfoundation.org/
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