The most common side effects of 5 alpha reductase inhibitors are sexual adverse side effects which include things such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and decreased ejaculate in men.
A lower sex drive and Retrograde ejaculation which is when you semen goes backward into your bladder are also common side effects of 5 alpha reductase inhibitors.
A reductase inhibitor is a drug that inhibits the enzyme 5α-reductase in your body.
The enzyme 5α-reductase is involved in the metabolic transformations of a variety of endogenous steroids.
5-ARIs are most known for preventing conversion of testosterone, the major androgen sex hormone, to the more potent androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT), in certain androgen-associated disorders.
Reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) are also known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers and are a class of medications with antiandrogenic effects which are used primarily in the treatment of enlarged prostate and scalp hair loss.
Reductase inhibitors are also sometimes used to treat excess hair growth in women and as a component of hormone therapy for transgender women.
Some other uses of reductase inhibitors are for Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Pattern hair loss, Hirsutism, Trans woman.
The reductase inhibitor is a prescription medication that is prescribed by your doctor.
Health insurance will usually pay for the cost of the reductase inhibitor medication when your doctor prescribes it to you.