A lot of guys would give just about anything to hold on to their hair. And you better believe Big Pharma knows it, too. After all, when they successfully tap into that hair loss fear, it transforms into a cash cow.
That’s how they’ve managed to hoodwink many men into making what could be one of the biggest mistakes of their lives. In exchange for a little more hair on top, countless guys may have unknowingly traded in something far more precious.
They’ve been popping a pill with potential side effects that are so risky that one major consumer group has urged the feds to pull the hair loss drug off the market. And, well, you can probably guess how that’s gone.
So now, with the FDA still dragging its feet, the organization has taken things a step further. They’ve filed a lawsuit to try to force them into action before any more men potentially get hurt.
If you’re taking or considering taking finasteride (aka Propecia) for hair loss, this is something you’ll definitely want to see. Because some consumer advocates say, the risks could be far bigger than most guys realize.
The TRUE price for that full head of hair
Hair loss hits some guys hard. They just can’t fully buy into the “bald is beautiful” idea. Instead, they believe that when the hair goes, so does their attractiveness.
They think baldness will make them unlucky in love. And that’s where the drug can pull an especially cruel prank.
Finasteride CAN help many men regrow their hair. But it turns out in this case, the price for beating hair loss could be really high. Because it could leave you struggling with erectile dysfunction.
So you score in the hair department, but the bedroom activities are still a bust.
And as disturbing as that is, according to the lawsuit, it’s not even the biggest potential risk linked to this medication. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen says there are at least 356 reports of suicidality and 2,926 reports of adverse psychological events listed in a database of complaints.
Even worse, some of these nasty side effects could stick around even AFTER you stop taking the hair loss drug.
Don’t trade hair loss for something far worse
The new lawsuit, filed by Public Citizen on behalf of the Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation, says the FDA failed to act on Public Citizen’s petition to BAN the drug, filed FOUR YEARS AGO.
In other words, the feds didn’t deny the action. They didn’t rule it out. And they didn’t fully defend the drug, either. Instead, they did what they do best: Nothing.
The government has taken no action despite what Public Citizen says is a genuine and growing threat. And desperate men may be paying the price battling everything from serious psychological problems to sexual dysfunction.
The Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation says the hair loss drug should at LEAST get a “black box” warning on the label, which is the strongest type offered.
If you can’t stand the thought of losing your own mane, you should still rethink turning to this med. The potential price is far too steep.
Consider saw palmetto, instead. Studies show it can help some men with mild to moderate hair loss.
The natural herb works in a similar way as the drug but is far milder. That could make it much less likely to cause problems.
Or you can just go ahead and embrace your inner Telly Savalas instead. “Who loves ya, baby?”