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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of finasteride oral.

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153 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Enlarged Prostate
3/7/2015 3:05:38 PM

Reviewer: DAR, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Started 5mg finasteride for BPH couple years ago. I was miserable...2-3 bathroom trips nightly, discomfort in testicles (like I'd been kicked) and worst of all, blood in ejaculate that turned it brown. The latter thoroughly disgusted my wife and me. Took a few months to kick in, but now bathroom trips are 1-2, discomfort and blood are gone. Hooray! Downside is same as others have mentioned... ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
1/31/2015 11:37:15 AM

Reviewer: FAR, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

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Current Rating: 1

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After reading the reviews of others I decided not to take the drug after taking just one dose. Will live with difficulty with urination vs the side effects indicated in so many of the reviews, actually the majority.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
12/30/2014 5:53:11 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
66 yrs old on drug for 14 mos. Has significantly reduced urgency to urinate and frequency As anticipated by urologist cut PSA by 50% from 5.5 down to 2.5 Family history of pros cancer so on short leash having had 3 neg biopsies over years... but this drug seems to have reduced "loading" on prostate Side effects manageable with reduced libido and semen.

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
12/18/2014 10:11:53 AM

Reviewer: Gman7, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The only side effects that I seem to have are sexually related. I have always had an extremely high libido, "blue steel" erections, and normal ejaculation (quantity at least). Even at 54, I was able to enjoy sex more than once a day. Now, libido has diminished, erections aren't satisfying to my partner, and although I still can have an orgasm, there isn't enough semen to notic ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Enlarged Prostate
10/9/2014 8:19:31 AM

Reviewer: WildWillie, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Hey, at 70.... My prostate is normal size again and I have only one side effect. To that, the guy on the radio in the Florida Keys refers to his "ying-yang" saying: "When it's gone...it's gone. I ain't taken no pills to make it go again." I agree, and won't be taking Viagra.

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