Hair loss treatment: Finasteride blocks an enzyme in DHT to increase hair growth
Hair loss treatment backed by science will often be the best bet when choosing the best remedy. Finasteride was shown in studies to block an enzyme that converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss pills taken by millions can leave men depressed, bloated and impotent
The drug they sell, called finasteride, has a decades-long track record of treating hair loss - and, for the vast majority of patients, it is safe and effective. Yet there are concerns about the tablets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disproportionality Signal Found for Suicidality in Finasteride Users
Younger patients and those with alopecia have significant disproportionality signals for increased suicidality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Disproportionality Signal Found for Suicidality in Finasteride Users
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 -- Among people taking finasteride, there is a disproportionality signal for suicidality, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in JAMA Dermatology. David-Dan Nguyen, M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Investigation of suicidality and psychological adverse events in patients treated with finasteride - Nguyen DD, Marchese M, Cone EB, Paciotti M, Basaria S, Bhojani N, Trinh QD.
Importance: There is ongoing controversy about the adverse events of finasteride, a drug used in the management of alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In 2012, reports started emerging on men who had used finasteride and either attempted or co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Could Propecia Up Young Men's Suicide Risk?
Title: Could Propecia Up Young Men's Suicide Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - November 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could Propecia Up Young Men's Suicide Risk?
Information from the World Health Organization indicates that over the past 10 years, reports of suicidal ideation among young men using the drug have increased, rising significantly after 2012, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Propecia Up Young Men's Suicide Risk?
THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 -- Young men who consider using the drug Propecia to prevent baldness may be putting themselves at risk for depression and suicide, a new study suggests. Information from the World Health Organization indicates that over the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Finasteride for hair loss may increase risk for depression, suicidal thoughts, study finds
Men age 45 and younger who take the hair-loss drug finasteride were more than three times as likely as those not on the drug to have thoughts of suicide, make plans to commit suicide or attempt suicide. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brigham researchers find evidence support relationship between finasteride and suicidality
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) InJAMA Dermatology, the team reports a signal for suicidality and psychological adverse events among people taking finasteride, namely suicidal ideation among younger men taking the medication for hair loss. The team also found that reports of adverse events rose significantly after 2012. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brigham Researchers Find Evidence Supporting Relationship Between Finasteride and Suicidality
Study leveraging data from the World Health Organization ’s pharmacovigilance database finds an association between the popular hair loss medication and suicidality, but the reason for the link remains to be determined (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Penile vascular abnormalities in young men with persistent side effects after finasteride use for the treatment of androgenic alopecia - Khera M, Than JK, Anaissie J, Antar A, Song W, Losso B, Pastuszak A, Kohn T, Mirabal JR.
The objective of this study was to evaluate potential penile vascular c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MasterPharm, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Finasteride Plus 1.25mg Due to the Presence of an Undeclared Antihypertensive Drug
MasterPharm, LLC. is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of Finasteride Plus 1.25mg, capsules to the consumer level. The Finasteride Plus capsules have been found to contain undeclared minoxidil, an antihypertensive drug, at levels greater than those found in FDA approved products. The undeclared minoxidil (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 11, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd, Finasteride 5mg Tablets
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd has informed Medicines& Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) ... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Finasteride and suicide: a postmarketing case series - Irwig MS.
BACKGROUND: In 2011, depression was added to the product labeling of finasteride in the USA. The US Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System database contains at least 36 death cases for finasteride. The aim of this study is to charact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Reuters asks judge to release secret Propecia documents
Reuters asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to unseal documents filed in court regarding potential risks associated with Propecia, Merck& Co's popular baldness drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How a baldness drug can ruin a man's love life: Finasteride can have devastating side-effects
Ryan Clark, from North Tyneside, is one of many men who've been devastated by the unwelcome side-effects of finasteride - and urges others to be wary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Wearing a Hat Contribute to Baldness?
Take off that hat. It will make you bald. It’s the sort of thing an opinionated grandparent might tell a grandchild wearing a hat indoors, but there are some who believe there’s wisdom in the admonishment. “I’ve had people ask me about this, and I can understand why they think it’s true,” says Dr. Hayley Goldbach, a dermatologist at UCLA Health. Some people start wearing a hat to hide hair loss, she says, which may lead observers to conclude it was the hat-wearing that triggered the baldness. That’s probably not the case. “I think the short answer is that [hat wearing] is pr...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Aging beauty Lifestyle relationships Source Type: news

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 23, 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 20, 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 16, 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 21, 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