Like all medicines, Finasteride Sandoz can cause adverse reactions, although not everybody gets them.
Potential adverse reactions of Finasteride Sandoz are generally mild and temporary in nature.
The adverse reactions have usually been temporary with continued treatment or disappeared when treatment is stopped.
Uncommon (Occur in <1 in 100 Users but >1 in 1,000 Users):
Decreased sex drive; depressed mood; difficulty having an erection; problems with ejaculation eg, decrease in the amount of semen released.
Frequency Unknown (The Frequency Cannot be Estimated from the Available Data):
Allergic reactions eg, rash, itching, lumps under the skin (hives) and swelling of the lips and face; breast swelling or tenderness; pain in the testicles; fast heart beat (palpitation); persistent difficulty having an erection after discontinuation of treatment.
Infertility has been reported in men who took finasteride for long time and had other risk factors that may affect fertility. Normalisation or improvement of seminal quality has been reported after discontinuation of finasteride. Long-term clinical studies about the effect of finasteride on fertility in men have not been conducted. Increased hepatic enzymes
The following have been reported in post-marketing use: Persistence of erectile dysfunction after discontinuation of treatment with Finasteride Sandoz; male breast cancer.
Promptly inform the physician of any changes in the breast tissue eg, lumps, pain or nipple discharge. These may be signs of a serious condition eg, breast cancer.
Discontinue Finasteride Sandoz treatment if any of the symptoms occurs: Swelling of the face, tongue or throat; difficulty in swallowing; lumps under the skin (hives); breathing difficulties.
Sexual dysfunction that continued after discontinuation of treatment, including erectile dysfunction, libido disorder, ejaculation disorders and orgasm disorders; make infertility and/or poor seminal quality (normalisation or improvement of seminal quality has been reported after discontinuation of finasteride); testicular pain.
If any of the adverse reactions gets serious, or any adverse reactions not listed is noticed, consult the physician or pharmacist.