If you experience any of the following, seek medical advice immediately: symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as swollen lips, face, tongue and throat; difficulty swallowing, hives and breathing difficulties; depression (severe sadness or low self-esteem); pain in the breast, nipple discharge.
Uncommon side effects (Up to 1 in 100 people):
Decreased sexual desire, erectile difficulties and problems with ejaculation, depression.
Frequency not known:
Allergic reactions (rash, itching, hives, swelling of the lips and face), swollen or tender breasts, palpitations, testicular pain, rapid heart beat, recurring difficulties getting an erection following discontinuation of treatment, persistent downturn in sex drive following discontinuation of treatment, persistent issues with ejaculation following discontinuation of treatment, changes in liver function, anxiety.
Infertility has been reported in men who took finasteride for lengthy periods and had other risk factors that can impact fertility. An improvement in seminal quality has been reported having stopped using finasteride. Long-term clinical studies about the impact of finasteride on fertility in men have not been carried out.
Finasteride is only suitable for men. It isn’t suitable for children, adolescents or women (including pregnant women).
Discuss taking Finasteride with your doctor before use if you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Finasteride can affect fertility amongst men. If you’re planning to father a child, you should think about discontinuing treatment.
A small number of users have reported getting suicidal thoughts and low self-esteem whilst using Finasteride. If you experience these side effects, you should seek urgent medical attention.