User Reviews for Finasteride
Also known as: Propecia, Proscar
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Reviews for Finasteride to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
"Was given Finasteride as a trial as Contiflo (Flomax) did not solve issue completely. I stopped after 5 days as Finasteride was giving me frequent palpitations. very unsettling. I think the other well-known effect was slowly starting to take effect as well. Enough reason for me to stop and rely on Contiflo for the time being."
Mid 40 (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2016
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"I was previously on Tamsulosin and this worked well but i had side effects, dizziness, fatigue , red faced when doing anything physical, also palpitations. change to Finasteride it has not helped with urine flow and i am getting up 2 to 3 times a night, becoming very depressed, short tempered and fatigued .also tingling in fingers i know it takes time to build in your system , ive been on this about 4 months, the Tamsulosin made a difference after a month . need to go back to the doctor..."
rumours72 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 25, 2016
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"This did reduce the size of my prostate. I didn't have any urinary problems, but Dr felt one lobe enlarged. Has reduced semen production quite a lot. Erections not as hard but still functional. Sex drive normal. I do have Testosterone supplements, so that may have helped retain sex drive and erection ability. Penis does seem to have shrunk over the years on this drug."
JPWhiteHome (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 24, 2016
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"Had severe Prostrate issue where I could not urinate. Had to have tube and bag for 50 days till Finasteride started to work, at 5 MG. Also took 2 pills daily of Flomax in effort to shrink Prostrate. Now after 9 months I feel I can write review. As stated it was difficult times with surgery being the option if the medication did not work for enlarged prostrate. Side effects are being tired, as well as the sexual issues mentioned by others, which are important, but so much better being able to urinate on my own, I will take them over the issue I faced."
Peter D March 1, 2016
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"I am a 72 years old male, have taken this med for a year now. Definite increase in weight and breast size (as much as 5-7 lbs), easier urinary flow, but not as it used to be, notable decrease in sperm, erections at first were more difficult, but have improved over the past six months. Originally tried a Natural prostrate offering for six months with little sign of change, but thinking now that my prostate has shrunk some, I'll try that again before renewing this prescription. Notably, my PSA score dropped from 6.5 to 3 over the past year!"
Rkrugermts.net (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2016
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"Been using Finasteride for 9 months. Still get up every 2 hours at night to pee. No erection, sex is impossible. Penis looks like it is smaller and different shape. Would not recommend this drug to anybody. Probably going to quit, there has to be something else other than this drug. No sex drive at all."
Anonymous November 8, 2015
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"Used Finasteride for BPH for about 9 months. Do not now need to get up at night to pee BUT totally ruined my sex life. Penis has shrunk and changed in shape, erections are rare and intercourse is impossible. If surgery is not offered I will certainly stop using it."
PercyP August 26, 2015
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"Six months on finasteride reduced my prostate volume from 91 cc to 40 cc! This has eliminated the need for surgery. I did have some dizziness but It has gradually become less of a problem."
Bill Hux (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2015
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"Taking finasteride 9 years for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, urinary issues improved about 50%. Total loss of erections; seminal ejaculate near zero; greatly reduced libido, though this may partly be due to age. This is ok, compared to my previous condition of frequent urinary incontinence, especially when on the road or when sleeping."
calling September 1, 2013
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Proscar (finasteride): "Had problems immediately (Tiredness after 7-10 days) with Flomax and so doctor proscribed Proscar and it helped somewhat. However, It caused me to feel tired and occasionally extreme exhaustion. After about one year of use I became impotent even with Viagra. I quit it for about 6 weeks. Felt normal with no erectile dysfunction. Started again and felt tired and had ED. Quit for about 2 months again and felt OK. Started a third time with the same tiredness and ED problems. Have now stopped using it."
Anonymous April 12, 2012
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"Second medicine for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Flomax didn't work. This medicine helped a little bit after six months but the side effects were greater than the benefits. Experienced erectile dysfunction, semen reduction and impotence. Sex is good 3 weeks after quitting this medicine. Some hair growth associated with this medicine."
Anonymous July 16, 2009
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