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Finasteride side effects include what?

Finasteride side effects include what?

Sexual side effects: The most commonj side effects of Finasteride include sexual dysfunction and decreased libido. It can also cause some enlargement of breast tissue over time. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is finasteride safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data in breastfeeding, as its mostly a drug used in older men. I would avoid it. I'm interested to know what the indication would be for a pregnant woman to need to use finasteride, or even to have an interest in using it. ...Read more

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Is is safe for me to take propecia while my wife is pregnant? The ob/gyn told us we shouldn't even have it in the house. The docs wants me to get off of propecia. They told me wife that obviously she should never handle it (which i knew), but shouldn't to

I : I am really not sure why you would be posing this question after the obstetrician gave you such a strong warning. Finasteride (propecia) is fda pregnancy category x. This means it is a teratogen and it is known to cause birth defects in male fetuses. The medication can be absorbed through a womans skin. ...Read more

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What happens when a pregnant woman contracts propecia?

Risk of birth defect: Propecia will cause birth defects in pregnant women. You should not be using Propecia of ou are of child braring aga and it is recommened to not even handle the pills. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) safe for men?

Propecia safe drug: Propecia is approved by the fda for male pattern hairless treatment and is generally considered a safe drug. Like any drug, it does have side effects. The most common reported side effects of Finasteride are loss of sex drive and the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. The incidence of these problems however is very small. For men taking Finasteride for five years, the difference between. ...Read more

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Is impregnation, while the male is on finasteride for hair loss, safe for the to be born child? What should be the strategy in the coming 9 months?

Finasteride: Finasteride should not be ingested by pregnant women due to its potential effects on the developing fetus. A male cannot pass this risk to a female or her developing fetus through normal contact or sexual relations when taking Propecia or finasteride. As always, read and follow the supplied information and discuss any concerns with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mebendazole if I am already taking finasteride?

Drug interaction: The epocrates database reports no interactions between Mebendazole and finasteride. I do have to wonder why at age 22 you would be taking finasteride, which is usually used for diseases of old men (like prostate enlargement or prostate cancer). ...Read more

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I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

I used finasteride 5mg for yrs.  Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning.  Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

Finasteride: A reduced dose Finasteride is less likely to cause gynecomastia. I would also tell you that gynecomastia is not particularly a health problem but is more of a cosmetic issue. (clearly cosmetic issues are important to you at 71 years of age). ...Read more

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I m 21,m balding in temporo-frontal area. My dermatologist has prescribed minoxidil.Is finasteride not a better option. Is it safe?

I m 21,m balding in temporo-frontal area. My dermatologist has prescribed minoxidil.Is finasteride not a better option. Is it safe?

Finasteride: Finasteride is much more effective. Side effects are not common. It also reduces the risk of prostate enlargement or cancer. Best use is to get a 5mg tablet and use a pill cutter to get 4 pieces. Many people use both minoxidil and finasteride. ...Read more

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Proscar (Definition)

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or bph) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines such as an alpha-blocker (doxazosin, cardura®) to treat bph. This medicine ...Read more


Dr. Alan Bauman
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Finasteride (Definition)

Finasteride ( Proscar and Propecia by merck) is a synthetic type ii 5╬▒-reductase inhibitor. This enzyme converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (dht). Finasteride is approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and ...Read more