I took finasteride and with in a few weeks I had to go the the emergency room with a bp of 224/111. After four episodes I finally quit taking the medicine and have not had any extreme episodes since. Doctors never picked up that this was the cause. Am I the only one that has had this side effect?
I go to the gym almost daily and am taking BP and rarely, I experience BP elevation. But when I started taking finasteride my BP averages 155/100. I have read comments from others in this website about their experience of BP elevation when taking finasteride, but lowering it when they stop taking the med. Thus, I will stop taking the medication; hopefully, it'd address the issue.
MY BP is normally about 150/90. I started taking finasteride and it jumped to 180/110 within two days and stayed there. I discontinued it and my BP started going back down after about a week. I waited two more weeks, and then started it again just in case the first high BP was due to something else. MY BP went back to 180/110 within two days. I'm quitting it again, permanently.
- Finasteride Information for Consumers
- Finasteride Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Finasteride (detailed)
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