South Carolina Propecia Injury Drug Lawyer Prepared To Tackle Your Case
Propecia (finasteride) is a prescription drug touted as a treatment for male pattern baldness. The FDA approved Propecia to treat hair loss in 1997, and studies have shown that while finasteride may lower the overall risk of prostate cancer, it may actually increase the chances of men developing serious prostate tumors. In 2011, the FDA issued a safety announcement and required the drug label to warn men of an increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Our Propecia attorneys represent men with prostate cancer to hold the manufacturer accountable for misrepresenting the risks of this potentially dangerous drug.
Propecia Side Effects and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
The FDA drug warning was based on two large studies, the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial and the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events. These studies evidenced an increased incidence of high-grade prostate cancer in men taking finasteride. Early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Urinary troubles
- Pain while urinating
- Blood in urine or semen
- Localized pain
- Bone pain
- Swelling of the legs and groin
Propecia is a Dangerous Drug for Men at Risk of Prostate Cancer
There is currently no Propecia recall in effect, but lack of a FDA drug recall will not prevent men who develop high-grade prostate cancer and tumors from seeking financial compensation for their diseases and injuries. A Propecia lawsuit may provide payments for medical bills and rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of marital relations and more.
Propecia May Also Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men
Besides the risk of high-grade prostate cancer, the FDA now requires Propecia labels to note that sexual adverse events were reported in clinical trials. The labels must now state that Propecia side effects include libido disorders, ejaculation disorders and orgasm disorders. There have also been studies suggesting Propecia is linked to an increased risk of male breast cancer development.
Propecia Lawsuits Filed by Our Drug Injury Lawyers
Propecia’s manufacturer, Merck & Co., continues to downplay the serious risk factors associated with the drug. If you have been taking Propecia and have developed high-grade prostate cancer or other serious side effects, the manufacturer is responsible for negligence and misrepresentation in not adequately disclosing the risks to consumers. Our firm represents individuals harmed by dangerous drugs and offers to file individual drug lawsuits or join class actions lawsuits on behalf of our clients. Contact our drug injury lawyers for a no obligation consultation to learn what options may be available to you.
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