Finasteride when trying to conceive?

It is true that pregnant women or women intending to become pregnant should not come into contact with finasteride as there is a risk to the development of the unborn child’s sex organs, and the tablets are film-coated to prevent accidental contact. Propecia tablets should therefore not be broken or crushed.

Can I take finasteride while trying to conceive?

You can take Propecia if you are trying to conceive (as long as you are a man) I have also been asked about whether it is safe for a man to take Propecia when trying to conceive. The levels of finasteride are very low in semen and thus it is completely safe to a pregnant women and to her fetus.

Will taking finasteride cause birth defects?

Finasteride is known to cause birth defects in a developing male baby. Exposure to whole tablets should be avoided whenever possible, however exposure to whole tablets is not expected to be harmful as long as the tablets are not swallowed.

Does finasteride stop fertility?

Some men taking finasteride have reported test results showing that they had poor sperm quality or were infertile. This is not a common side effect and your sperm usually returns to normal after stopping finasteride.

Does finasteride reduce fertility?

Finasteride is one of a number of medications that may reduce fertility. According to recent research, this might occur through finasteride interfering with the hormone prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is linked to calcium, or Ca2+, signaling in sperm.

Does finasteride make you pee more?

Among men with symptoms of urinary obstruction and prostatic enlargement, treatment with finasteride for four years reduces symptoms and prostate volume, increases the urinary flow rate, and reduces the probability of surgery and acute urinary retention.

Does finasteride build muscle?

In the first 3 mo, testosterone increased hematocrit 4.13% (P &lt, 0.001). Coadministration of finasteride did not alter any of these effects. … We conclude that a higher-than-replacement TE combined with finasteride significantly increases muscle strength and BMD and reduces body fat without causing prostate enlargement.