Can you take Propecia in Pregnancy? | Hair Loss & Hair Transplant Surgery Guide

It is extremely important that pregnant women do not come into contact with this type of medication. Propecia has been named category X in pregnancy, which means that it will cause abnormalities if it comes into contact with the fetus. If Finasteride does get into the system then it can cause genital deformity and abnormalities of the male fetus. These abnormalities occur because the drug interferes with the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone and this active form of testosterone is very important in sex organ development. It can cause the structure of the urethra to be abnormal, causing its opening to occur on the underside of the penis rather than the end. This abnormal defect is called hypospadis.

Pregnant women do not have to take the medication in order to be affected by it as it can be absorbed through the skin. Although the drug is encased in a protective coat, women should not touch the medication just in case it has been broken or crushed in some way. Any pregnant woman that does come into contact with the medication should consult their doctor immediately.

Men who are taking Propecia and are trying for a baby do not need to worry because the dosage of Propecia in the sperm will not be high enough to have an impact on your partner and any potential foetus.

Will Propecia affect my fertility?

When men hear that Propecia can affect sexual function and decrease the amount of ejaculation, a question asked is whether this will affect fertility levels. Well, the answer is no, Propecia has no reported cases whereby fertility of a male has been affected. It does not cause any change to the motility of your sperm or sperm production. Also, the decrease in your ejaculation levels does not necessarily have an effect on your fertility rate.

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