BREAKING NEWS: New Prescription Information for Propecia released in Europe - Permanent Erectile Dysfunction now official.
[b]Apparently the special investigation of Propecia conducted by the Swedish Medical Products Agency is now completed (http://www.lakemedelsverket.se/Tpl/NewsPage____5522.aspx)
Details: viewtopic.php?t=882. [/b]
This has resulted in an updated Prescription Information for Propecia. The full version of the new english Presciption Information can be retrieved from here:
Among the most important changes are (in section 4, “Possible Side Effects”):
[b]"* Persistent difficulty having an erection after discontinuation of treatment.
- Infertility has been reported in men who took finasteride for long time and had other risk factors that may affect fertility. Normalisation or improvement of seminal quality has been reported after discontinuation of finasteride. Long-term clinical studies about the effect of finasteride on fertility in men have not been conducted."[/b]
In other words, it is now official that Propecia can cause permanent erectile dysfunction that persists even after the treatment has been discontinued.
As can be seen at the bottom of the document it was approved on 2008-10-17.
Since the Swedish Medical Products Agency is the organization within Europe that is assigned to monitor the safety of Propecia, the text in the new Prescription Information is valid for all European countries.