Use is not recommended. Animal studies did not show teratogenicity, but was fetotoxic (decreased conception rate, fewer live pups) in one model.
Can I use finasteride while my wife is pregnant?
Finasteride is not recommended for use during a pregnancy.
Does Minoxidil affect sperm quality?
Do not use finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) for hair loss. There is accumulating evidence that it negatively impacts male fertility. You may instead use topical minoxidil (Rogaine), which has no known negative effects on male fertility.
Does Rogaine affect pregnancy?
Pregnancy and Lactation
Patients can continue with topical minoxidil right up until they get pregnant; however, they should stop when they get pregnant because there are isolated reports of birth defects. Patients can be reassured that the hair will thicken during the course of their pregnancy.
Does finasteride affect baby?
The use of antiandrogen drugs such as finasteride during pregnancy may carry the risk of birth defects, especially hypospadias. We report a 39-year-old woman, with 5 weeks unplanned pregnancy, the patient conceived while receiving daily dose of finasteride 2.5 mg for treatment of alopecia.
Does finasteride cause erectile dysfunction?
Some studies reported that finasteride had side effects on sexual dysfunction, including ED, male infertility, ejaculatory dysfunction, and loss of libido, even in MAA patients.
Do you rub minoxidil in?
Do not massage the minoxidil into your scalp – let it sit covering the areas of the scalp where it is required and absorb in. You do not need to shampoo your hair before you apply your minoxidil each time.
Can minoxidil cause birth defects?
Two infants exposed to oral minoxidil in utero experienced hypertrichosis (a known adverse effect), with the causal relationship to multiple congenital malformations in one and heart defects in the other infant being unclear.
What pregnancy category is Rogaine?
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether minoxidil topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are pregnant.
Does alopecia affect fertility in females?
Thinning hair, noticeable bald spots, and a receding hairline can be a sign of hormonal imbalances. If left unaddressed, these hormonal imbalances could even result in infertility.