Possible Side Effects of Propecia Generic Therapy

Propecia generic or Finasteride is a strong 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Propecia generic is well known for its action on treating male pattern baldness and also benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement in men. Propecia generic is also approved from Food and Drug Administration of U.S.

The propecia generic therapy should be ordered from a physician only. However propecia generic is used only by men so far. It is advised that women and children should not consume this drug.

Propecia generic is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that acts on the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the hormone testosterone into its active type dihydrotestosterone or DHT. DHT controls many functions in a body of a male. It is responsible for male pattern baldness, prostate enlargement, acne and also formation of hair in nose and ears.

However as Propecia generic changes the hormone levels of body it, there are side effects associated with propecia generic treatment. It is reported that propecia generic medication may increase the risk of sexual dysfunction. Also conditions such as decreased libido, abnormal ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorders, lower ejaculatory volume, abnormal sexual function, Pain in testicles, and gynaecomastia are possible with propecia generic treatment.

A report in the ‘Journal of Sexual Medicine’ by a research group from George Washington University stated that propecia generic may be linked to a side effect of sexual dysfunction. According to the researchers sometimes it may be permanent even after the therapy is stopped.

Some studies have revealed that propecia generic may be associated with depression and memory loss. Some propecia generic users have faced swelling of the face and lips, difficult to breath or swallowing. Additionally, the FDA has warned that use of propecia generic may increase the prostate cancer risk in men.

Ejaculatory Disorders

Disorders in ejaculation can be occurred as a side effect of using propecia generic.

Discharge of semen from the erected penis in males is known as ejaculation. Coordination with muscles and nerves is usually involved.

There are four main ejaculatory disorders. They are,

  1. Retrograde Ejaculation
  2. Premature Ejaculation
  3. Retarded ejaculation
  4. Failure of ejaculation.

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

When a man has erectile dysfunction he unables to maintain a good and sufficient erection of the penis during a sexual activity. This may lead to cause anxiety, lack of self-confidence and also mental stress in an individual.

However this is a very common condition among men, especially in older men. Common causes of erectile dysfunction are high cholesterol level, diabetes, blood vessels in the penis become narrowed and sometimes hormonal problems. An injury also can be a reason.

If erectile dysfunction is occurred in a person who uses propecia generic, it is advised to consult medical advice.

Testicular pain

A pain in the testicles of a man can be occurred as a result of propecia generic treatment.


Gynecomastia also can be caused as a side effect of propecia generic. Male breasts are developed abnormally especially in men over 65 years. It is due to an enlargement of the breasts tissues. It is accompanied with proliferation of glandular tissues. Gynecomastia is caused as a result of a hormone imbalance in a male. Drug therapy like propecia generic is another reason for gynecomastia.

It is good to remember that these side effects of propecia generic can be seen only in few men. Many men around the world are using propecia generic safely.