Donald Trump is taking a potentially nasty pill

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A new report suggests that President Trump is taking finasteride, which has been linked to ED and depression.

In an alarming new report, President Trump is taking a drug that is linked to a whole host of nasty side effects. In Trump’s new health exam that was recently released, his doctor revealed that he is still taking the hair-loss drug finasteride, although new studies link it to side effects like erectile dysfunction, depression, and even anger.

Trump’s former physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, revealed last February that Trumpw as taking a small dose of the drug, although he claimed he has all of his hair. Shortly after, researchers at Northwestern University claimed in a paper that finasteride was linked with ED, and a May paper claimed that finasteride increased the risk of self-harm and depression.

Trump is also taking medication for cardiac health, rosacea, as well as a multivitamin. Finasteride is often marketed under the name Propecia, or Proscar, and it is meant to treat male pattern baldness and an enlarged prostate.

“Side effects are generally mild,” reads an excerpt from Wikipedia on finasteride. “It may increase the risk of certain rare forms of prostate cancer, and that some men may experience sexual dysfunction, depression, anxiety, or breast enlargement; the sexual dysfunction can be very distressing. Finasteride is a 5α-reductase inhibitor and works by decreasing the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an androgen sex hormone, in certain parts of the body like the prostate gland and the scalp. It inhibits two of the three forms of 5α-reductase and can decrease DHT levels in the blood by up to 70%.”

Wanda B. Hewlett

Wanda B. Hewlett (Contributor) is a freelance writer from the UK. When she’s not busy writing she loves to spend her time traveling, exploring and running.

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