Participate in Propecia / Proscar / Finasteride Litigation





Participate in a Mass Tort Lawsuit with
Bob Habush of Habush Habush & Rottier



Participate in a Class Action Lawsuit with

Klein Lyons Law Firm






Bob Habush is a nationally recognized attorney &
past president of the American Trial Lawyers Association.


Klein Lyons is one of Canada's most experienced law firms.





About The Lawsuits


Finasteride -- Propecia, Proscar


Finasteride is an irreversible and highly potent inhibitor of Type II 5-Alpha Reductase, an intracellular enzyme that converts the weaker androgen, testosterone, into the more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).


Propecia (1mg) was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is marketed as a treatment for male pattern hair loss (MPHL), as DHT has been implicated in the balding process. Prior to this, Proscar (5mg) was approved in 1992 by the FDA for treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH -- enlargement of the prostate).


Both Propecia and Proscar share the same active ingredient (Finasteride) which can aid in stopping hair loss; however, in order to maintain results, Finasteride needs to be taken on a consistent, ongoing basis.



Potential Side Effects


Various clinical studies of Finasteride for male pattern hair loss, including the Propecia clinical trials for the FDA, indicate that a certain percentage of men may experience negative sexual side effects from Finasteride, including decreased libido or sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and decreased ejaculate volume while on the medication.


In addition, prescribing information warns against possible physical changes to the body, including breast tenderness or enlargement (gynecomastia); hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions including rash, pruritis (itching) and urticaria (hives); swelling of the lips and face; testicular pain; ejaculation disorder; impotence; and male breast cancer.


Anecdotally, some men have also reported various other psychiatric, neurological and neurocognitive side effects from Propecia, including depression (now listed by the manufacturer as a possible side effect), sexual anhedonia, sexual anesthesia, anxiety, bipolar mood disorder, suicidal ideation, cognitive dysfunction (memory loss or difficulty with intellectual processing), slurring of speech, social withdrawal, lethargy/fatigue and listlessness, and other amotivational states.  



The problem


An unknown percentage of men worldwide who took Propecia or Proscar for MPHL have experienced numerous mental, physical, and sexual side effects while on the medication, discontinued usage, and then fully expected to return to normal in accordance with representations made in the official prescribing information.


Instead, after discontinuing the drug, many of these men’s endocrine systems crashed and their side effects increased in severity. Many of these men continue to have unresolved and persistent sexual, neurological and physical side effects from Finasteride use -- even many years later.


If you or a loved one are suffering negative sexual and other side effects from Propecia or Proscar that have NOT resolved even AFTER discontinuing the drug, you may qualify for damages that may be awarded in a Canadian class action lawsuit, USA Mass Tort Lawsuit, or possible UK lawsuit.





DISCLAIMER: We are not able to provide personal legal advice to any individual with the post-finasteride syndrome. Circumstances related to medical presentation and applicable statute of limitations vary from one individual to the next. Each post-finasteride patient should consult their own personal attorney before making any decisions related to engaging legal representation or becoming a plaintiff in a damages claim pursuant to an individual, class action or mass tort litigation.