The Post-Finasteride Syndrome (PFS)

PFS describes a life-altering condition that can develop in a subset of men following exposure to the 5-alpha reductase inhibitor Finasteride (Propecia)

About this site is a website and discussion forum for men suffering persistent sexual, mental & physical effects after taking the drug Finasteride

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The site and discussion forum exists to support and connect men affected by the Post-Finasteride Syndrome

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Memory disorders “significantly associated” with isotretinoin and antidepressant use

Memory disorders “significantly associated” with SSRI and isotretinoin use Memory disorders and related problems are a key concern of members.  French researchers, publishing in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, have found that both isotretinoin and antidepressants are  significantly associated with memory disorders:…

Accutane: Journalist seeks interviewees for isotretinoin side effects research, UK issues drug safety update and Elle magazine covers devastating persistent effects

Accutane (isotretinoin) shares potent 5-alpha reductase inhibiting properties with finasteride and can cause a syndrome that can be apparently identical to Post Finasteride Syndrome. Reported persistent effects include libido loss, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, penile shrinkage,…

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    @Unknownuser wrote: Hey, so I took accutane about 22 years ago and I still have some side effects left. Dry lips, skin, scalp and hair loss. Also gut problems and inflammation. I took beta carotene in 2012. And this summer as well to get a darker tan. […]

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    @hippydoof wrote: Took it for a few days and i am infinitely Worse. Brain fog Fatigue Muscle pain Depression Anger Insomnia I was doing so well mentally too. Best i was in years. Now im back in the shit. Im Never touching anything new again. […]

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    by @airforlife on October 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    @airforlife wrote: Dear administrators and moderators of propeciahelp and all its members. I’m very sorry to say this, but the research on our disorder is going to take an unthinkably long time and many of us just don’t have the energy to […]

  • PFS. Why the difference in symptoms between the 2 major websites?
    by @Pordamn on October 19, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    @Pordamn wrote: How is it that the 2 major websites for PFS ( and ) have different symptoms described ? For example diarrhoea […]

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    @Pordamn wrote: It is an old article (could not find it on the forum yet) and I am not sure exactly about […]

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