PROPECIA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
    • problems with ejaculation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • breast pain

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
    • high-grade prostate cancer

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • low blood pressure
    • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
    • decreased amount of semen upon ejaculation

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • breast cancer in a male patient
    • suicidal thoughts
    • hives
    • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
    • seizures
    • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • depression
    • low sperm count
    • orgasm problems
    • pain in the testicles

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