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🐀 Ahire A, Nair, KP, Shankaranarayana Rao BS, Srikumar BN. The potential involvement of cholinergic system in finasteride induced cognitive dysfunction. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2021 Feb. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.105066PubMed

Asanad K, Cacciamani GE, Samplaski MK. Consulting “Dr. Google” for finasteride sexual side effects: a contemporary worldwide trends analysis. Fertil Steril. 2021 Sep 1;Suppl 3. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.912

Ayodele O, Cabral HJ, McManus D, Jick S. The Risk of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treated with 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors (5ARIs). Clin Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 3. doi:10.2147/CLEP.S317019PubMedPMC full text

Baldessarini RJ, Pompili M. Further Studies of Effects of Finasteride on Mood and Suicidal Risk. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Nov-Dec 01. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000001485PubMed

Bearelly P, Avellino GJ. The role of benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments in ejaculatory dysfunction. Fertil Steril. 2021 Sep. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.1199PubMed

Birch MR, Dissing S, Skakkebæk NE, Rehfeld A. Finasteride interferes with prostaglandin-induced CatSper-signalling in human sperm. Reproduction. 2021 Mar 1. doi:10.1530/REP-20-0287PubMed

🐀 Da Silva MHA, Estrada JHD, Gregório BM, et al. Does treatment with dutasteride or finasteride has [sic] impact on renal morphology? Experimental study. Acta Cir Bras. 2021 Sep 15. doi:10.1590/ACB360703PubMedPMC full text

De Nunzio C, Nacchia A, Lombardo R, et al. Sexual adverse events-related to dutasteride and finasteride: Analysis of real-life data from EudraVigilance database. Presented at 36th Annual EAU Congress (virtual). European Urology. 2021 Jun 1;Suppl 1. doi:10.1016/S0302-2838(21)00427-9

Favilla V, Cannarella R, Trovato F, et al. Effects of dutasteride on sex hormones and cerebrospinal steroids in patients treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Endocrine. 2021 Sep. doi:10.1007/s12020-021-02675-4PubMed

Gallo E, Maggini V, Lombardi N, et al. Serenoa repens induced erectile dysfunction: Underdiagnosis and phytovigilance. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2021 Nov 7. doi:10.1111/bcp.15129 • PubMed

Giatti S, Di Domizio A, Diviccaro S, et al. Three-Dimensional Proteome-Wide Scale Screening for the 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Finasteride: Identification of a Novel Off-Target. J Med Chem. 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02039PubMedPMC full text

Gupta AK, Venkataraman M, Talukder M, Bamimore MA. Finasteride for hair loss: A review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2021 Jul 22. doi:10.1080/09546634.2021.1959506 • PubMed

Healy D, Bahrick A, Bak M, et al. Diagnostic Criteria for Enduring Sexual Dysfunction after Treatment with Antidepressants, Finasteride and Isotretinoin. Int J Risk Saf Med. 2021 Oct 26. doi:10.3233/JRS-210023 • PubMed

🧬 Howell S, Song W, Pastuszak A, Khera M. Differential Gene Expression in Post-Finasteride Syndrome Patients. J Sex Med. 2021 Sep. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.05.009PubMed

Irwig MS. How routine pharmacovigilance failed to identify finasteride’s persistent sexual side effects. Andrology. 2021 Oct 28. doi:10.1111/andr.13122PubMed

Kang MJ, Choi JY, Sim WY, Lew BL. 5α-Reductase inhibitors in men aged 50 years or older with androgenetic alopecia: A retrospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jan. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.051PubMed

🐀 🧬 Kolasa A, Rogińska D, Rzeszotek S, Machaliński B, Wiszniewska B. Paternal Finasteride Treatment Can Influence the Testicular Transcriptome Profile of Male Offspring-Preliminary Study. Curr Issues Mol Biol. 2021 Jul 31. doi:10.3390/cimb43020062PubMed

🐀 🧬 Kur P, Kolasa-Wołosiuk A, Grabowska M, et al. The Postnatal Offspring of Finasteride-Treated Male Rats Shows Hyperglycaemia, Elevated Hepatic Glycogen Storage and Altered GLUT2, IR, and AR Expression in the Liver. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 27. doi:10.3390/ijms22031242PubMedPMC full text

La Torre A, Palleria C, Tamanini I, et al. Sexual Dysfunctions Related to Drugs Used in the Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Narrative Review on α-Blockers and 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors. Uro. 2021. doi:10.3390/uro1030012

La Vignera S, Aversa A, Cannarella R, et al. Pharmacological treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia: consequences on sexual function and possible endocrine effects. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2021 Feb. doi:10.1080/14656566.2020.1817382PubMed

Lusty A, Siemens DR, Tohidi M, Whitehead M, Tranmer J, Nickel JC. Cardiac Failure Associated with Medical Therapy of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Population Based Study. J Urol. 2021 Feb 22. doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001561PubMed

Nestor MS, Ablon G, Gade A, Han H, Fischer DL. Treatment options for androgenetic alopecia: Efficacy, side effects, compliance, financial considerations, and ethics. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021 Nov 6. doi:10.1111/jocd.14537PubMed

📚 Pompili M, Magistri C, Maddalena S, Mellini C, Persechino S, Baldessarini RJ. Risk of Depression Associated With Finasteride Treatment. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 May-Jun. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000001379PubMed

[Follow-up research letter] Baldessarini & Pompili, 2021. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000001485PubMed

Saengmearnuparp T, Lojanapiwat B, Chattipakorn N, Chattipakorn S. The connection of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to the development of depression. Biomed Pharmacother. 2021 Aug 31. doi:10.1016/j.biopha.2021.112100PubMedFull text via ScienceDirect

Schifano N, Capogrosso P, Boeri L, et al. SC36 – Is finasteride intake associated with penile curvature/Peyronie’s Disease? Assessment of both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) pharmacovigilance databases. Abstract from The Italian Society of Urology 94th National Congress 2021. Published in European Urology Open Science. 2021;Supplement 1. doi:10.1016/S2666-1683(21)00727-8PDF at ScienceDirect

Velez D, Ohlander S. Medical therapies causing iatrogenic male infertility. Fertil Steril. 2021 Sep. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.1202PubMed


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Albasher G, Bin-Jumah M, Alfarraj S, et al. Prolonged use of finasteride-induced gonadal sex steroids alterations, DNA damage and menstrual bleeding in women. Biosci Rep. 2020. doi:10.1042/BSR20191434 • PubMed

🐀 Angrimani DSR, Bicudo LC, Llamas Luceño N, et al. Does finasteride treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia influence sperm DNA integrity in dogs?. Basic Clin Androl. 2020. doi:10.1186/s12610-020-00108-2 • PubMed

🐀 Angrimani DSR, Brito MM, Rui BR, Nichi M, Vannucchi CI. Reproductive and endocrinological effects of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and finasteride therapy in dogs. Sci Rep. 2020. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-71691-7 • PubMed

🐀 Angrimani DSR, Francischini MCP, Brito MM, Vannucchi CI. Prostatic hyperplasia: Vascularization, hemodynamic and hormonal analysis of dogs treated with finasteride or orchiectomy. PLoS One. 2020. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0234714 • PubMed

🐀 Bartolomé I, Llidó A, Darbra S, Pallarès M. Early postnatal neuroactive steroid manipulation differentially affects recognition memory and passive avoidance performance in male rats. Behav Brain Res. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112833 • PubMed

Borgo F, Macandog AD, Diviccaro S, et al. Alterations of gut microbiota composition in post-finasteride patients: a pilot study. J Endocrinol Invest. 2020 Sep 19. doi:10.1007/s40618-020-01424-0 • PubMedPMC full text

📚 Busetto GM, Del Giudice F, D’Agostino D, et al. Efficacy and safety of Finasteride (5 alpha-reductase inhibitor) monotherapy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A critical review of the literature. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2020. doi:10.4081/aiua.2019.4.205 • PubMed

📚 Chen L, Zhang J, Wang L, Wang H, Chen B. The Efficacy and Safety of Finasteride Combined with Topical Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020 Jun. doi:10.1007/s00266-020-01621-5PubMed

🐀 Chen X, Feng H, El-Kott AF, Abd-Ella EM. Origanum vulgare L. leaves extract alleviates testis and sperm damages induced by finasteride: Biochemical, Immunohistological and apoptosis genes based evidences. Andrologia. 2020 Dec. doi:10.1111/and.13823 • PubMed

🐀 Da Silva MHA, Medeiros JL Jr, Costa WS, Sampaio FJB, De Souza DB. Effects of the dutasteride and sildenafil association in the penis of a benign prostatic hyperplasia animal model. Aging Male. 2020 Dec. doi:10.1080/13685538.2019.1653839PubMedJournal full text

Deng T, Duan X, He Z, Zhao Z, Zeng G. Association Between 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Use and The Risk of Depression: A Meta-Analysis. Urol J. 2020 Aug 23. doi:10.22037/uj.v16i7.5866 • PubMed

Dhurat R, Sharma A, Rudnicka L, et al. 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors in androgenetic alopecia: Shifting paradigms, current concepts, comparative efficacy, and safety. Dermatol Ther. 2020 May. doi:10.1111/dth.13379 • PubMed

Dyson TE, Cantrell MA, Lund BC. Lack of Association Between 5α-Reductase Inhibitors and Depression. J Urol. 2020. doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001079 • PubMed

Fang Q, Chen P, Du N, Nandakumar KS. Analysis of Data From Breast Diseases Treated With 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Clin Breast Cancer. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2019.04.006 • PubMed

[Textbook chapter] Fraunfelder, F. Chapter 7: Hormones and Drugs Affecting Hormonal Mechanisms. Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects. 8th Edition. Elsevier; 2020.

🐀 Gilroy ÈAM, Bartlett AJ, Gillis PL, et al. Toxicity of the pharmaceuticals finasteride and melengestrol acetate to benthic invertebrates. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020. doi:10.1007/s11356-020-10121-7 • PubMed

🐀 Golchin-Rad K, Mogheiseh A, Nazifi S, Ahrari Khafi MS, Derakhshandeh N, Abbaszadeh-Hasiri M. Changes in the Serum Prostatic Biomarkers During the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with a 5alpha-reductase Inhibitor: Finasteride. Top Companion Anim Med. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.tcam.2020.100405 • PubMed

🐀 Gul A, Altinay S, Kabasakal L, Yavuz A, Semercioz A, Serefoglu EC. Effect of tadalafil on penile nitric oxide synthase and corporal smooth muscle in rats under dutasteride treatment. Aging Male. 2020 Jun. doi:10.1080/13685538.2020.1739019PubMed

Gupta MA, Vujcic B, Gupta AK. Finasteride Use Is Associated with Higher Odds of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Results from the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System. Skinmed. 2020. PubMed

Harrell MB, Ho K, Te AE, Kaplan SA, Chughtai B. An evaluation of the federal adverse events reporting system data on adverse effects of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. World J Urol. 2020. doi:10.1007/s00345-020-03314-9 • PubMed

📚 Herz-Ruelas ME, Álvarez-Villalobos NA, Millán-Alanís JM, et al. Efficacy of Intralesional and Oral Dutasteride in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review. Skin Appendage Disord. 2020 Nov. doi:10.1159/000510697PubMed

Ho RS. Ongoing Concerns Regarding Finasteride for the Treatment of Male-Pattern Androgenetic Alopecia. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Nov 11. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.3384PubMed

Iamsumang W, Leerunyakul K, Suchonwanit P. Finasteride and Its Potential for the Treatment of Female Pattern Hair Loss: Evidence to Date. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2020 Mar 2. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S240615PubMed

Ihentuge C, Csoka A. Epigenetic Effects of Finasteride on Human Leydig Cells. The FASEB Journal. Supplement: Experimental Biology 2020 Meeting Abstracts. 2020;S1. doi:10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.03823

Irwig MS. Finasteride and Suicide: A Postmarketing Case Series. Dermatology. 2020. doi:10.1159/000505151 • PubMed

Khera M, Than JK, Anaissie J, et al. Penile vascular abnormalities in young men with persistent side effects after finasteride use for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Transl Androl Urol. 2020. doi:10.21037/tau.2020.03.21 • PubMedPMC full text

Kim JA, Choi D, Choi S, Chang J, Park SM. The Association of 5α-Reductase Inhibitor With Suicidality. Psychosom Med. 2020 Apr. doi:10.1097/PSY.0000000000000784PubMed

Kim JH, Shim SR, Khandwala Y, Del Giudice F, Sorensen S, Chung BI. Risk of Depression after 5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitor Medication: Meta-Analysis. World J Mens Health. 2020 Oct. doi:10.5534/wjmh.190046 • PubMed

Kim YJ, Tae BS, Bae JH. Cognitive Function and Urologic Medications for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. Int Neurourol J. 2020 Sep. doi:10.5213/inj.2040082.041 • PubMed

Kjærulff TM, Ersbøll AK, Pukkala E, et al. Characteristics of finasteride users in comparison with nonusers: A Nordic nationwide study based on individual-level data from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020. doi:10.1002/pds.4947 • PubMed

Kroumpouzos G. Effects of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors on lung function: a reason for discontinuation during COVID-19 pandemic?. Dermatol Ther. 2020. doi:10.1111/dth.13535 • PubMed

La Vignera S, Aversa A, Cannarella R, et al. Pharmacological treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia: consequences on sexual function and possible endocrine effects. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2020. doi:10.1080/14656566.2020.1817382 • PubMed

Lee YR, Im E, Kim H, et al. Untargeted Metabolomics and Steroid Signatures in Urine of Male Pattern Baldness Patients after Finasteride Treatment for a Year. Metabolites. 2020. doi:10.3390/metabo10040131 • PubMed

🐀 Maldarine JS, Sanches BDA, Santos VA, et al. Postnatal exposure to finasteride causes different effects on the prostate of male and female gerbils. Cell Biol Int. 2020 Jun. doi:10.1002/cbin.11328PubMed

🐀 Mendell AL, Creighton SD, Wilson HA, et al. Inhibition of 5α Reductase Impairs Cognitive Performance, Alters Dendritic Morphology and Increases Tau Phosphorylation in the Hippocampus of Male 3xTg-AD Mice. Neuroscience. 2020 Mar 1. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.01.011 • PubMed

🐀 Mohebali S, Hayati Roodbari N, Hajihosseini R, Parivar K. The effects of Finasteride on the expression of Dazl, Tsga10, Sycp3, Prm2 genes during spermatogenesis in testes of NMRI mice. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020. doi:10.26355/eurrev_202008_22503 • PubMed

Motofei IG, Rowland DL, Tampa M, et al. Finasteride and androgenic alopecia; from therapeutic options to medical implications. J Dermatolog Treat. 2020. doi:10.1080/09546634.2019.1595507 • PubMed

Nguyen DD, Marchese M, Cone EB, et al. Investigation of Suicidality and Psychological Adverse Events in Patients Treated With Finasteride. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Nov 11. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.3385PubMed

[Comment] Choi JW, Huh CH, Choi GS. Association of Hair Loss With Suicidality and Psychological Adverse Events vs Finasteride Use. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 May 5. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.1001PubMed

[Reply] Nguyen DD, Cone EB, Trinh QD. Association of Hair Loss With Suicidality and Psychological Adverse Events vs Finasteride Use-Reply. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 May 5. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.0377PubMed

🐀 Olayinka ET, Adewole KE. In vivo and in silico evaluation of the ameliorative effect of hesperidin on finasteride-induced testicular oxidative stress in Wistar rats. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2020 Oct 1. doi:10.1080/15376516.2020.1831123 • PubMed

Othonos N, Marjot T, Woods C, et al. Co-administration of 5α-reductase Inhibitors Worsens the Adverse Metabolic Effects of Prescribed Glucocorticoids. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Sep 1. doi:10.1210/clinem/dgaa408PubMed

Pallotti F, Senofonte G, Pelloni M, et al. Androgenetic alopecia: effects of oral finasteride on hormone profile, reproduction and sexual function. Endocrine. 2020 Feb 12. doi:10.1007/s12020-020-02219-2 • PubMed

Pereira AFJR, Coelho TOA. Post-finasteride syndrome. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. 2020 Mar 25. doi:10.1016/j.abd.2020.02.001 • PubMed

Rivera Mirabal J, Than J, Annaisie J, et al. 124 The persistent effects of 5α-reductase inhibitors used in the treatment of androgenic alopecia on men’s health. J Sex Med. 2020;Suppl. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.11.070

Ruiz-Villaverde R, Ayen-Rodriguez A, Llamas-Molina JM. Quiz your knowledge: Polycyclic annular plaques on the trunk following dutasteride treatment. Eur J Dermatol. 2020 Aug 1. doi:10.1684/ejd.2020.3823PubMed

🐀 Shalaby AM, Alabiad MA, El Shaer DF. Resveratrol Ameliorates the Seminiferous Tubules Damages Induced by Finasteride in Adult Male Rats. Microsc Microanal. 2020 Oct 5. doi:10.1017/S1431927620024514 • PubMed

Shin YK, Lee GW, Kang SW, Kim SJ, Kim AY. Macular Abnormalities Associated With 5α-Reductase Inhibitor. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul 1. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.1279 • PubMed

[Letter] Burgos-Blasco B, Burgos-Blasco P. Macular Abnormalities Associated With 5α-Reductase Inhibitor. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 1. 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.5768PubMed

[Reply] Shin YK, Kang SW. Macular Abnormalities Associated With 5α-Reductase Inhibitor-Reply. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 1. 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.5774PubMed

Suchonwanit P, Iamsumang W, Leerunyakul K. Topical finasteride for the treatment of male androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss: a review of the current literature. J Dermatolog Treat. 2020. doi:10.1080/09546634.2020.1782324 • PubMed

Traish AM. Health Risks Associated with Long-Term Finasteride and Dutasteride Use: It’s Time to Sound the Alarm. World J Mens Health. 2020 Jul. doi:10.5534/wjmh.200012 • PubMedPMC full text

[Letter] Sirufo MM, Ginaldi L, De Martinis M. Bone Health Risks Associated with Finasteride and Dutasteride Long-Term Use. World J Mens Health. 2020 Nov 26. 10.5534/wjmh.200138PubMed

Traish AM. Post-finasteride syndrome: a surmountable challenge for clinicians. Fertil Steril. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.11.030 • PubMed

Vañó-Galván S, Saceda-Corralo D, Moreno-Arrones OM, et al. Effectiveness and safety of oral dutasteride for male androgenetic alopecia in real clinical practice: A descriptive monocentric study. Dermatol Ther. 2020 Jan. doi:10.1111/dth.13182PubMed

Wang L, Lei Y, Gao Y, Cui D, Tang Q, Li R, Wang D, Chen Y, Zhang B, Wang H. Association of finasteride with prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Apr. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000019486 • PubMedPMC full text

Zhou Z, Cui Y, Wu J, Jin H. Efficacy and safety of dutasteride compared with finasteride in treating males with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Exp Ther Med. 2020. doi:10.3892/etm.2020.8851 • PubMed


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Alcántara Montero A, Müller-Arteaga C. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors: New evidences on benefits and harms beyond benign prostatic hyperplasia. Inhibidores de la 5-alfa reductasa: nuevas evidencias sobre los beneficios y los daños más allá de la hiperplasia benigna de próstata. Actas Urol Esp. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.acuro.2018.05.003 • PubMed

🐀 Alkahtane AA, Albasher G, Al-Sultan NK, et al. Long-term treatment with finasteride induces apoptosis and pathological changes in female mice. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2019. doi:10.1177/0960327119842195 • PubMed

Andy G, John M, Mirna S, et al. Controversies in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: The history of finasteride. Dermatol Ther. 2019. doi:10.1111/dth.12647 • PubMed

🐀 Baig MS, Kolasa-Wołosiuk A, Pilutin A, et al. Finasteride-Induced Inhibition of 5α-Reductase Type 2 Could Lead to Kidney Damage-Animal, Experimental Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019. doi:10.3390/ijerph16101726 • PubMed

🐀 Bartolomé I, Llidó A, Darbra S, Pallarès M. Early postnatal allopregnanolone levels alteration and adult behavioral disruption in rats: Implication for drug abuse. Neurobiol Stress. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.ynstr.2019.100208 • PubMed

Catalano A, Martino G, Bellone F, et al. Neuropsychological Assessment in Elderly Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treated with Dutasteride. Clin Drug Investig. 2019 Jan. Erratum in: Clin Drug Investig. 2018 Nov 26. doi:10.1007/s40261-018-0720-7 • PubMed

Coskuner ER, Ozkan B, Culha MG. Sexual Problems of Men With Androgenic Alopecia Treated With 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors. Sex Med Rev. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.sxmr.2018.07.003 • PubMed

🐀 Diviccaro S, Giatti S, Borgo F, et al. Treatment of male rats with finasteride, an inhibitor of 5alpha-reductase enzyme, induces long-lasting effects on depressive-like behavior, hippocampal neurogenesis, neuroinflammation and gut microbiota composition. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.09.021PubMed

Diviccaro S, Melcangi RC, Giatti S. Post-finasteride syndrome: An emerging clinical problem. Neurobiol Stress. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.ynstr.2019.100209 • PubMed

🐀 Fanni S, Scheggi S, Rossi F, et al. 5alpha-reductase inhibitors dampen L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia via normalization of dopamine D1-receptor signaling pathway and D1-D3 receptor interaction. Neurobiol Dis. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.nbd.2018.09.018 • PubMed

🧬 Ghassemi M, Ghaffarpour GH, Ghods S. The effect of GGC and CAG repeat polymorphisms on the androgen receptor gene in response to finasteride therapy in men with androgenetic alopecia. J Res Med Sci. 2019. doi:10.4103/jrms.JRMS_27_19 • PubMed

🐀 Godar SC, Cadeddu R, Floris G, et al. The Steroidogenesis Inhibitor Finasteride Reduces the Response to Both Stressful and Rewarding Stimuli. Biomolecules. 2019. doi:10.3390/biom9110749 • PubMed

Gray SL, Semla TP. Post-finasteride syndrome. BMJ. 2019. doi:10.1136/bmj.l5047 • PubMed

Haber RS, Gupta AK, Epstein E, Carviel JL, Foley KA. Finasteride for androgenetic alopecia is not associated with sexual dysfunction: a survey-based, single-centre, controlled study. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2019. doi:10.1111/jdv.15548PubMed

Kaczmarek IA, Prost ME, Wasyluk J. Clinical risk factors associated with intraoperative floppy iris syndrome: a prospective study. Int Ophthalmol. 2019. doi:10.1007/s10792-018-0840-3 • PubMed

🐀 Kilic S, Kolukcu E, Erdemir F, Benli I, Arici A. The Effects of Oral 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors on Penile Intracavernosal Pressures and Penile Morphology in Rat Model. Urology J. 2019. doi:10.22037/uj.v0i0.4164 • PubMed

Kjærulff TM, Ersbøll AK, Green A, et al. Finasteride Use and Risk of Male Breast Cancer: A Case-Control Study Using Individual-Level Registry Data from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 May. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0904PubMed

🐀 🧬 Kolasa-Wołosiuk A, Tarnowski M, Baranowska-Bosiacka I, Chlubek D, Wiszniewska B. Antioxidant enzyme expression of mRNA and protein in the epididymis of finasteride-treated male rat offspring during postnatal development. Arch Med Sci. 2019 May. doi:10.5114/aoms.2017.68528PubMedPMC full text

📚 Lee S, Lee YB, Choe SJ, Lee WS. Adverse Sexual Effects of Treatment with Finasteride or Dutasteride for Male Androgenetic Alopecia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2019. doi:10.2340/00015555-3035 • PubMed

Lee SG, Park PJ, Lee SR, et al. Influence of Postoperative Finasteride Therapy on Recurrence of Gynecomastia After Mastectomy in Men Taking Finasteride for Alopecia. Am J Mens Health. 2019 Sep-Oct. doi:10.1177/1557988319871423 • PubMed

Maksym RB, Kajdy A, Rabijewski M. Post-finasteride syndrome – does it really exist? Aging Male. 2019. doi:10.1080/13685538.2018.1548589 • PubMed

🐀 Maldarine JS, Sanches BDA, Cabral ÁS, et al. Prenatal exposure to finasteride promotes sex-specific changes in gerbil prostate development. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2019. doi:10.1071/RD19106 • PubMed

Marks DH, Prasad S, De Souza B, Burns LJ, Senna MM. Topical Antiandrogen Therapies for Androgenetic Alopecia and Acne Vulgaris. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Dec 12. doi:10.1007/s40257-019-00493-z • PubMed

🧬 Melcangi RC, Casarini L, Marino M, et al. Altered methylation pattern of the SRD5A2 gene in the cerebrospinal fluid of post-finasteride patients: a pilot study. Endocr Connect. 2019. doi:10.1530/EC-19-0199 • PubMed

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Traish AM, Hassani J, Guay AT, Zitzmann M, Hansen ML. Adverse side effects of 5α-reductase inhibitors therapy: persistent diminished libido and erectile dysfunction and depression in a subset of patients. J Sex Med. 2011;8(3):872-884. doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02157.x | PubMed

Tu HY, Zini A. Finasteride-induced secondary infertility associated with sperm DNA damage. Fertil Steril. 2011;95(6):2125.e13–2125.e14. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.12.061 | PubMed

Wong AC, Mak ST. Finasteride-associated cataract and intraoperative floppy-iris syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Jul;37(7):1351-4. doi:10.1016/j.jcrs.2011.04.013 | PubMed

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