Penile vascular abnormalities in young men with persistent side effects after finasteride use for the treatment of androgenic alopecia

While the sexual side effects of 5ARIs are well known, there may be persistent genitourinary, physical, psycho-cognitive, anti-androgenic and penile vascular changes after 5ARI discontinuation. Use of 5ARIs for treatment of AGA may lead to persistent sexual, genitourinary, physical, psycho-cognitive, and anti-androgenic sequelae even after cessation of 5ARI therapy... Two subjects (8%) committed suicide during or after the study.

Khera, M: Transl Androl Urol 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/tau.2020.03.21 [Translational Andrology and Urology]