How Does Propecia Work for Hair Loss? Is it Dangerous?

Propecia is a drug used in the treatment of male pattern baldness either on the crown or at the scalp’s middle section. The drug is only meant for men and should never be prescribed to women and children.

When a male takes Propecia, the DHT hormone level will be lowered which will lead to an increased growth of hair and a reduced falling off of the hair. The effect of Propecia will last for as long as you keep taking the drug daily but the moment you stop taking it, all the hair that had grown back as a result of using the drug will fall off and you will be as you were before taking the drug or even worse.

Propecia is most effective when it is used by a person who has just discovered that his hair had begun to fall off. If you wait for too long, the effects of using the drug will not be as good and as fast as it would be if the initiative had been taken earlier.

The use of Propecia has been associated with some side effects some of which are minor and will not require medical attention which others will need an immediate medical intervention.  Some of the dangers of using Propecia are:

  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased production of semen during sexual intercourse
  • Difficulty in reaching orgasm
  • Dizziness
  • General body weakness
  • Swelling of the breast or tenderness
  • Abnormal ejaculation

There are other severe side effects that will rarely occur such as painful testicles, depression, change in the functioning of the liver, palpitations, and poor quality of the sperms produced during intercourse. Unfortunately, some of the side effects that will result from the use of Propecia will continue long after one has stopped taking the medications. You need to consult your doctor before taking Propecia so that you can address these issues together.