The few side effects that are known can therefore be very intense. The consequences for sex life in particular are perceived as very undesirable by the users. Although the side effects are mild and transient in most users, there are also reports of users who have used the drug at a young age and have persistent sexual dysfunction . More and more scientists are therefore calling for great caution with regard to the prescription and use of dutasteride. Potential users must be informed in detail about the possible side effects so that they can make an informed decision.