No morning erections on Finasteride. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I have been taking finasteride for MPB since a few months now. However, iust a few weeks ago I noticed that I have stopped getting morning erections. When I tried getting off the drug for a few weeks, I noticed that it started coming back again but weaker nonetheless. Is this something normal and should I continue with the drug or should I be concerned?

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Side Effects With Finasteride

Some men experience adverse sexual side effects with Finasteride. I recommend getting a formal consultation with a hair loss expert. The are other options including PRP and progesterone injections to the scalp and/or hair transplantation.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Side Effects With Finasteride

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Some men experience adverse sexual side effects with Finasteride. I recommend getting a formal consultation with a hair loss expert. The are other options including PRP and progesterone injections to the scalp and/or hair transplantation.  Best, Dr. Emer.


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

No morning erections on Finasteride

You may have Post-finasteride syndrome, occurs in men who’ve taken finasteride to treat hair loss by a chance of %4-5. That may causes some symptoms include: loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin and tinnitus. The condition often has a life-altering impact on victims and their families, such as job loss and the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships..

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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No morning erections on Finasteride

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You may have Post-finasteride syndrome, occurs in men who’ve taken finasteride to treat hair loss by a chance of %4-5. That may causes some symptoms include: loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin and tinnitus. The condition often has a life-altering impact on victims and their families, such as job loss and the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships..

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon

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