Rogaine with finasteride destroyed the life of a young man
Already in July 2018, the Federal Institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) has warned of hair products grew with the active ingredient finasteride. Drugs with the active ingredient can cause, according to the BfArM, mental disorders and sexual dysfunctions. A man from North Rhine-Westphalia suffered after taking the depression and erectile dysfunction, and sued the pharmaceutical manufacturer to 100,000 euros for Pain and suffering. This process represents a pattern suit for many more lawsuits.
On Wednesday, the 22. May 2019 began a process against the pharmaceutical company, derma Pharm. A plaintiff from North Rhine-Westphalia, makes the hair growth agent of the manufacturer for his severe depression, and sexual disorders are responsible. Drugs with the active ingredient finasteride have been brought in the past more often with serious health problems. In the USA, over 1400 men filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company Merck. The number of Victims is so high that a own disease is spoken: the Post-finasteride syndrome.
Rogaine made young man to case of sickness
“I am almost impotent, in the got strong abdominal pain, from uncomfortable to unbearable,” says the 30-year-old plaintiff against the West German broadcasting. Previously the graduate in business administration and was a healthy, active and positive person. Finasteride have made him into a overweight and pain-ridden man with depression, although he had discontinued the drug already in the year 2015. The plaintiff is now demanding 100,000 euros for Pain and suffering from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. The defendant company argued that the health damage was caused by the drug.
Late effects of finasteride
The health risks of finasteride are not unknown. The BfArM advises Physicians in a Red-Hand-letter, and Physicians to their patients about the possible side effects of finasteride to educate. “Patients should be the risk of sexual dysfunction during therapy with finasteride conscious,” writes the BfArM. It should also be noted that this drug could lead to mood changes ranging from depression to thoughts of suicide. According to the BfArM, the side effects can in some cases be even longer than ten years after the Discontinuation of the drug continue.
How does finasteride?
Finasteride is included in several prescription drugs such as Propecia Finapil and Finasterid-ratiopharm is used for the treatment of hair loss or benign prostate enlargement. The active ingredient is a synthetic Steroid which is similar to the sex hormone testosterone. It intervenes in the metabolism and affects the hormones. This can stimulate the hair growth again, on the other hand, the above-mentioned cause side effects.
Due to the large number of possible side effects and the high number of Affected health complaints were grouped according to the intake of finasteride, the term “Post-finasteride-syndrome”. In the year 2012, it was founded in the U.S., a private Foundation with the aim of about the consequences, educate and support the search for effective therapies. Also in Germany there are already websites and process financiers, the data support. According to the process Finanz AG, a further pattern of action in Berlin, is in addition to the current lawsuit before the district court of Paderborn on this. A third action is planned for October in Stuttgart. The pharmaceutical manufacturer is found guilty, this could open the door for many more lawsuits. (vb)