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Propecia, Proscar Associated With Increased Risk Of Rare Male Breast Cancer

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Health Canada is notifying doctors and patients of a new label for finasteride drugs sold under the brand names, Propecia and Proscar, as well as their generic equivalents, regarding an increased risk of breast cancer in men.

Propecia is used as a treatment for male pattern baldness. Proscar is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a non-cancerous enlarged prostate. Finasteride is used by men only. Propecia is sold in 1 mg tablets, while Proscar is sold in 5 mg tablets.

Though male breast cancer has been reported in only a small number of users, mostly in conjunction with the 5 mg tablet, it is not known whether the drug causes the breast cancer, but it also cannot be ruled out as a possible cause at this time.

New label for the generic version of the drugs are coming.

Men taking any type of finasteride should take care to notice any changes in their breasts, including breast enlargement, lumps, tenderness, pain, or discharge, and report these changes immediately to their doctor.

 

 

 

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Propecia, Proscar Associated With Increased Risk Of Rare Male Breast Cancer was posted on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 7:10 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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