Are there any side effects with Proscar®?
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Proscar®. However, not everyone who takes this drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Proscar well. When side effects do occur, they are generally minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Some men taking Proscar® may have changes or problems with ejaculation, such as a decrease in the amount of semen released during sex. This decrease in the amount of semen does not appear to interfere with normal sexual function. In some cases these side effects went away while the patient continued to take Proscar®.
In addition, some men may have breast enlargement and/or tenderness. You should promptly report to your doctor any changes in your breasts such as lumps, pain or nipple discharge. Some men have reported allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, and swelling of the lips and face. Rarely, testicular pain has been reported.