With all prescription medication comes the risk of side effects, both mild and serious. Common side effects for most prescription drugs include nausea, dizziness, or mood swings. Yet some drugs, such as Propecia, a common hair-loss medication for men, have been linked to more serious side effects to the reproductive and nervous systems, as well as a high risk of prostate cancer. A recent study conducted by SWOG’s Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial however, suggests otherwise. The results are significant, as they confirm earlier findings from a 2013 report published by the National Cancer Institute.
The original study, published in 2013, not only suggests that men taking Propecia shouldn’t fear the risk of prostate cancer, but rather “indicates that taking finasteride can actually lower a person’s risk for developing prostate cancer”, according to Guy Counseling. Despite these findings, many have continued to correlate Finasteride [which is branded as Propecia], with the cancer in recent years.
The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, which was launched 25 years ago by SWOG, confirms through their initial findings that “finasteride not only significantly reduces a man’s risk of prostate cancer; it is safe to use based on very long-term follow-up in our study,” said Dr. Ian Thompson, Jr. who led the trial. He went on to say “In PCPT, we found no increased risk of prostate cancer death in men who took finasteride compared with men who did not. These results are transformational.”
This is good news for men seeking treatment for excessive hair loss, but have feared the side effects and risk of developing prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American males.
Despite these optimistic findings, always consult with a doctor to find out if Propecia is right for you as results and side effects do vary. Speak with one of KwikMed’s U.S. licensed physicians today to get started: https://www.kwikmed.com/buy-propecia/