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    Default Finasteride and liver health?

    Hi everyone,

    I've been taking propecia for 5 years and I've now stopped temporarily as I felt some abdominal discomfort in the liver area that had never occurred before.

    My last blood tests showed some slightly higher values in the liver function test. Nothing above the ranges but since finasteride is the only drug I take and I usually eat very healthy, I'd like to understand the correlation between the drug and the results.

    The leaflet seems to mention this possibility among the side effects, but I find it surprising that I could tolerate this for over 5 years and all of a sudden I have this problem.

    Has anyone incurred in similar problems?
    I'd like to try again in a few weeks to see if it's the drug that causes the discomfort (now gone), but how long should I wait? Weeks? Months?

    It's difficult to get a valid opinion from a doctor as dermatologists don't usually know much about other areas of the body and general doctors know nothing about finasteride, so you hear all sorts of things.

    Thanks in advance.

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