Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk
Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diabetes Prostate Gland Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

finasteride (Proscar)
Title: finasteride (Proscar)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - March 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

finasteride (Propecia)
Title: finasteride (Propecia)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Finasteride Not Tied to Increase in Prostate Cancer Mortality
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Finasteride is not associated with an increased risk for death due to prostate cancer, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Noting that a previous trial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Finasteride Can Safely Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
The newly released long-term data show that the reduction of prostate cancer risk has continued and that fewer than 100 men in the study of nearly 19,000 died from prostate cancer in more than two decades of follow-up. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says
THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 -- Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says
Title: Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Finasteride Clears Its Name Finasteride Clears Its Name
New long-term data address the concern that the drug, which is proven to prevent prostate cancers, paradoxically increases the risk of high-grade cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Donald Trump's hair growth drug IS safe for men to prevent prostate cancer
Results of a 20-year study by the University of Texas, published today, revealed the drug Finasteride has a major preventative impact on prostate cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final verdict on finasteride: Safe, effective prevention for prostate cancer
Finasteride, a generic hormone-blocking drug, was found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 25 percent in the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). Long- term data, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that reduction in prostate cancer risk has continued and fewer than 100 men on the trial died from the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Final verdict on finasteride: Safe, effective prevention for prostate cancer
(SWOG) Finasteride, a generic hormone-blocking drug, was found to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 25 percent in the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). Long- term data, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that reduction in prostate cancer risk has continued and fewer than 100 men on the trial died from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 23, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

18-Year Follow-up Data Vindicate Finasteride 18-Year Follow-up Data Vindicate Finasteride
Dr Gerald Chodak discusses a long-term study demonstrating the efficacy of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer, as well as the questions it raises regarding clinical use.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Hair-raising treatments that could finally stop baldness
Currently, only two licensed drugs exist for hair loss in the UK, minoxidil and finasteride. But other effective remedies could soon be on the market... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finasteride Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer New Data: Finasteride Safely Prevents Prostate Cancer
The thumbnail take on finasteride has been that it prevents prostate cancer but increases the risk for high-grade disease. A new study debunks the latter idea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Finasteride does not increase risk of prostate cancer death, SWOG results show
(SWOG) Twenty five years after it opened for enrollment, the landmark Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial has delivered a final verdict. Finasteride, a common hormone-blocking drug, reduces mens' risk of getting prostate cancer without increasing their risk of dying from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This Osteoporosis Drug Has a Surprising Side-Effect. Scientists Say It Could Cure Baldness
Researchers may have discovered a new cure for baldness using a drug initially intended to treat osteoporosis. Scientists from the University of Manchester say the drug,WAY-316606, stimulated hair growth in the lab by targeting a protein that halts hair growth and contributes to baldness, BBC reports. They were originally testing Cyclosporine A, an immunosuppressive drug that has been used since the 1980s to stop rejections in organ transplants and mitigate symptoms of autoimmune diseases. While it was found to suppress hair loss, Cyclosporine A had side-effects that made it unsuitable. So the team went on looking for a dr...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Casey Quackenbush Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?
Only two drugs -- minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) -- exist to treat so-called male-pattern balding. Both have side effects and often produce disappointing hair regrowth results, the researchers noted. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 α-reductase inhibitor finasteride increases suicide-related aggressive behaviors and blocks clozapine-induced beneficial effects in an animal model of schizophrenia - Maurice-Gélinas C, Deslauriers J, Monpays C, Sarret P, Grignon S.
Death by suicide is 5 times higher among schizophrenia patients than in the general population. There is now compelling evidence suggesting that the pathophysiology of suicide in schizophrenia does not involve central serotonergic neurotransmission disturb... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medicare claims show long-term prostate cancer prevention benefits of finasteride
(SWOG) Men who take the medication finasteride get a prostate cancer prevention benefit that can last 16 years -- twice as long as previously recorded, according to SWOG clinical trial analysis that made innovative use of Medicare data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Donald Trump's hair loss drug tied to severe side effects
Finasteride, sold under the brand name Propecia, is a widely-used drug that reduces the size of prostate glands and stimulates hair growth. It is also linked to many other severe side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common hair loss drug could slash risk of prostate cancer
EXCLUSIVE: South Korean scientists discovered men taking the male pattern baldness drug finasteride, used by US President Donald Trump, slashed their PSA levels by a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dutasteride vs. Finasteride (Side Effects, Dosage, Use)
Title: Dutasteride vs. Finasteride (Side Effects, Dosage, Use)Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Donald Trump's hair loss drug tied to anger, depression
Finasteride, a widely-used drug that reduces prostate glands and stimulates hair growth, increased risk of depression by 94 percent in the first 18 months, a study by Western University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate, Hair Loss Drugs Not Tied to Suicide Risk
However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk
However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Urology, News, Source Type: news

Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk
However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Depression, Enlarged Prostate (BPH), Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss drugs linked with erectile dysfunction
This study aimed to see whether the duration of exposure has an effect, and whether it persists after stopping the drugs.   What did the research involve? The study included men from the Chicago region who had taken 5α-RIs. Electronic medical records were accessed to look at the drug, dose, and duration of use. Researchers searched the database for recorded side effects of impotence or erectile dysfunction. This was defined as the first recorded instance, which coincided with discontinuation of the 5α-RI and prescription of a phosphodiesterase -5 inhibitors (PDE5I), such as sildenafil to treat the problem....
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Potential side effects of the drug Trump reportedly takes for hair loss
President Trump’s personal physician recently revealed that the president takes finasteride, a drug used to combat male-pattern baldness. The medication has potential side effects. In fact, approximately 1,370 lawsuits have been filed against Merck, which markets finasteride. A class-action lawsuit against the company will examine the pharmaceutical giant’s culpability in the multitude of reported sexual side effects […]Related:Hundreds of doctors and nurses urge the Cleveland Clinic to stand up to TrumpTrump’s vaccine views are at odds with those of most Americans, study saysA swig of hy...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Takes the Hair-Growth Drug Propecia. How Does It Work?
The drug is a popular pill for male-pattern hair loss that blocks formation of a hormone that makes hair fall out. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Trump, Donald J Baldness Hair Men and Boys Prostate Gland Source Type: news

Trump Takes Propecia, A Hair-Loss Drug Associated With Mental Confusion, Impotence
In a snicker-worthy disclosure by President Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician, readers of The New York Times learned Thursday that the leader of the free world takes a small daily dose of the drug finasteride ―  otherwise known as Propecia ― which is used to treat male-pattern baldness.  The revelation by Dr. Harold N. Bornstein that the president uses a prostate-related drug to grow scalp hair was not previously known publicly, according to the Times story, and appears to explain why Trump has a very low level of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a marker sometimes us...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finasteride, Dutasteride Don't Seem to Increase Risk for Erectile Dysfunction (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The 5-alpha reductase inhibitors finasteride and dutasteride do not appear to increase risk for erectile dysfunction in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Propecia (Finasteride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proscar (Finasteride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 6, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mylan Launches Generic Propecia(R) Tablets
HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Aug. 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of Finasteride Tablets USP, 1 mg, a generic version of Merck's Propecia®. Mylan received fi... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Product Launch Mylan, Finasteride, Propecia, androgenetic alopecia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Study Shows Euromed's Saw Palmetto Extract To Be As Bioactive...
Published in April, 2016 in Research and Reports in Urology, Euromed's Saw Palmetto extract, which is sold under the name Prosterol, is proven to be as bioactive as finasteride, a standard...(PRWeb May 11, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13399008.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Avodart & Proscar for Treating Prostate...
(Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - March 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

What Do We Know About Propecia and Prostate...
What do we know about the drug Propecia and prostate cancer? Could this drug help with prevention and what are the side effects? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - January 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Male model reveals he gave up sex for SIX YEARS after refusing to stop taking anti-baldness medication which left him impotent - but ultimately saved his career
Giorgos Tsetis, 30, who is from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, but lives in New York, was 21 when he noticed his hair falling out in clumps. The model, started taking Propecia to stave off baldness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs
Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement, appear not to benefit from taking these medications. Those prescribed Propecia or Avodart for male pattern hair loss (known as alopecia) are also at risk for adverse events elicited by these drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adverse effects of common prostate enlargement and hair growth drugs: A review
(Boston University Medical Center) Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement, appear not to benefit from taking these medications. Those prescribed Propecia or Avodart for male pattern hair loss (known as alopecia) are also at risk for adverse events elicited by these drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ED worsened, testosterone levels decreased by some treatments of prostate enlargement
(Boston University Medical Center) Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction that did not resolve with continued treatment. In addition, they experienced a reduction in their testosterone levels leading to hypogonadism -- little to no production of sex hormones. However, men who used tamsulosin experienced none of these adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Avodart & Proscar for Treating Prostate...
Avodart and Proscar are FDA-approved for treating urinary side effects from prostate enlargement. Does it have anti-cancer effects and is it safe? (Source: About.com Prostate Cancer)
Source: About.com Prostate Cancer - April 20, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: health Source Type: news

Finasteride Safety Questionable in Androgenic AlopeciaFinasteride Safety Questionable in Androgenic Alopecia
Pooled data do not prove the safety of finasteride for androgenic alopecia (AGA), with sexual side effects in particular not adequately evaluated, according to a new meta-analysis. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Finasteride for Hair Loss: Some Risk for Sexual Dysfunction
(MedPage Today) -- Younger men who use the baldness drug see small but still significant chance for impotence, diminished libido. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 25, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

7 Reasons Women Lose Their Hair -- And 7 Treatments
Your ponytail is shrinking...or your part's getting wider...or there's more hair in the shower drain. Take heart -- you're not alone. According to New York City dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, up to 80 percent of women will have some hair thinning in their lifetime, even if only temporarily. It's normal to shed 50 to 100 hairs a day, says NYC dermatologist Doris Day, MD. If you're losing more than that, a doctor's visit is in order. Here are some common causes and treatments. Cause: Genetics (the most likely culprit) Treatment: Minoxidil, the only topical ingredient that's FDA approved to regrow hair in women. Rogaine ha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Finasteride Not Tied to Increase in Prostate Cancer Mortality
Finasteride tied to lower risk for death from prostate cancer, but lower risk not statistically significant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 11, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Truth About Hair Loss And Baldness Cures
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Laine Bergeson Hair loss, common for men and many women in midlife, can have profound emotional and psychological effects. So, too, can baldness cures advertised as magical remedies. “There’s this guy, a regular caller on my radio show, who had his head disfigured by a terrible hair transplant,” says Spencer Kobren, founder and president of the American Hair Loss Association and author of The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss. “He purposely became a New York City cop so he could wear a hat.” And he refused promotions so he ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news