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Updated Review of the Hair Loss and Prostate Drug Finasteride (PROPECIA, PROSCAR)
January 2020
For many years, we have classified both finasteride products as Do Not Use. Read our updated review to find out why.
Commonly Used Oral Drugs That Can Cause Eye Problems; First of a Two-Part Series
December 2019
In this first of a two-part series, we review some of the many commonly prescribed medications that can damage your eyes and the steps that you can take to protect yourself from these adverse effects. The second part in this series will appear in our February 2020 issue.
Potentially Dangerous Interactions Between Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Other Medications
July 2019
Find out about the many prescription medications that can interact in dangerous ways with the four drugs approved by the FDA for treating erectile dysfunction in men.
Suicidal Thoughts: Latest Risk for Baldness and Prostate Drug Finasteride (PROPECIA, PROSCAR)
April 2019
In this article, we discuss a new reason for why finasteride should not be used by men to treat symptoms of prostate enlargement or male pattern baldness.
Drugs That Increase the Risk of Falling
January 2017
Falls remain by far the leading cause of injuries among adults age 65 and older in the U.S. In this article, we identify many of the drugs that can increase your risk of falling and offer advice on how to protect yourself from fall-related injuries.
Prostate Drugs Increase Risks of Falls, Fractures
June 2016
Symptoms of benign (noncancerous) prostate enlargement afflict most men age 60 or older. In this article, we discuss new research showing that a group of drugs often used to treat this condition slightly increase the risk of falls and fractures. We offer important advice on how to minimize these risks.
Do Not Use 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Enlarged Prostate
October 2011
Treatment for enlarged prostate is not always required. Find out which family of drugs is best should treatment be needed.