Patient & lay perspectives

Blog posts

Campbell J. How (and why) to stop using DHT inhibitors finasteride & dutasteride. Jay Campbell. Published July 29, 2021. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Hair loss pill under investigation after reports of severe side effects. Published March 11, 2023. Accessed September 29, 2023.

Price R. A long, hard and honest look at Propecia – Is it worth the risk? Hair Loss Daily. Published January 4, 2023. Accessed August 7, 2023.

Propecia victim starts hunger strike in front of Merck headquarters in the United States. The health risks of taking finasteride. Published September 5, 2012. Accessed August 24, 2022.

Seau S. Is Propecia (finasteride) a poison disguised as a miracle hair loss drug? [via] Return of Kings. Published June 19, 2015. Accessed August 24, 2022.

Ward S. Recovering from post-finasteride syndrome. August 22, 2022. Fairfield Nutrition (functional medicine service in Australia).

Blogs & websites

Dauerhafte Nebenwirkungen von Finasterid [Lasting side effects of finasteride]. German. Accessed January 21, 2023.

Has Propecia Been Recalled Yet? Undated. Accessed February 8, 2024.

The health risks of taking finasteride. Published Aug 2012–May 2013. Accessed August 19, 2022.

Post finasteride syndrome: la sindrome post finasteride. Published Aug 2011–Oct 2012. Italian, English. Accessed August 22, 2022.

Propecia side effects. Published 2014. Accessed August 22, 2022.

Riscos do finasterida [Risks of finasteride]. Published 2011–2015. Portuguese (Brazil). Accessed August 22, 2022. See also on X: @RiscosdoFinasterida


Anonymous. Post finasteride syndrome (PFS). Submission to June 2019 meeting of Advisory Committee on Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia). Undated. Accessed July 16, 2022. PDF

Bourtzalas S. PSSD, PFS, PRSD: A perspective for aetiology and treatment. OSF Preprints. 2023 Apr 4. doi:10.31219/

FDA Patient Listening Session on Post-Finasteride Syndrome. PFS Network. June 2, 2023. Summary (PDF)


Ryan Clark: Keep your hair, ruin your life — how the hair growth medication Propecia broke his body: Post Finasteride Syndrome [Podcast episode]. Medical Error Interviews. February 22, 2021.


An Ear for Men. Finasteride: Is Curing Hair Loss Worth the Risk? [Video]. YouTube. Published June 30, 2021.

Cortex Labs. Post Finasteride Syndrome Deniers – A Dangerous Precedent (Documentary) [Video]. YouTube. Published June 11, 2024.

Boost Your Biology. Hair Loss Cure Or Nightmare? Post Finasteride Syndrome Explained [Video]. Published April 21, 2024.

Jefferies J. [Comments on effects of hair loss medication on sex drive: 18:50–19:56] in Jim Jefferies: High & Dry [Stand-up comedy]. Netflix. Released February 14, 2023.

Propeciatruth [Video channel]. YouTube. 2010–2011. Accessed August 24, 2022.

Ryan Russo. Spent $70k | Blake’s *10 YEAR* Experience BATTLING Post-Finasteride Syndrome [Video]. YouTube. Published April 18, 2023.