Firsthand experiences XVI: ‘My memory had dropped profoundly… my speech was slurred’

A user wrote on a Reddit hair loss forum: “A month after I started noticing that my brain functionality had dropped, words were missing or incomplete and my memory had dropped profoundly. I couldn’t recall what I had for lunch an hour after eating. I was stumbling over words, my speech was slurred. I was experiencing depression and anxiety that seemingly came out of nowhere.”

Recent studies of adverse events

A wave of studies of adverse event reports link finasteride to sexual disorders as well as cognitive dysfunction. The field of pharmacovigilance assess the effects of drugs as they are used in the real world. Researchers often use adverse event (AE) data from FDA’s FAERS database or the World Health Organization’s EudraVigilance database. The records, … Read more