Minoxidil should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby. No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Minoxidil should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Can I use Rogaine around my pregnant wife?
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. It is not known whether minoxidil topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
Can my husband take Propecia while I’m pregnant?
Finasteride is not recommended for use during a pregnancy.
Should I stop taking finasteride if my wife is pregnant?
Do not take Propecia if you: are pregnant or may become pregnant. Propecia may harm your unborn baby. Propecia tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the medicine during handling, as long as the tablets are not broken or crushed.
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.
Does Minoxidil affect fertility?
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.
Is Rogaine safe around babies?
Minoxidil topical solution is an unsafe product for children. This formulation should be strictly kept out of reach of children and manufacturers should enhance child-resistance security of packaging. The over-the-counter availability must be questioned.
Are DHT blockers safe during pregnancy?
According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), finasteride may damage the developing genitals of male fetuses which is why women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not take this drug.
Can I use topical finasteride if my wife is pregnant?
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 finasteride affect sperm?
Finasteride, even at low doses, may cause reduced sperm counts in some men. In this population, counts improved dramatically for the majority of men after finasteride discontinuation. The hormone parameters, sperm motility, and sperm morphology were unchanged after cessation.
Can lactating mother use minoxidil?
Summary of Use during Lactation
Because of the minimal amount of information on this potent agent, use minoxidil with caution, particularly when therapy involves a large maternal dosage or breastfeeding a newborn. Topical minoxidil should pose low risk to the breastfed infant.
Why minoxidil is bad?
Topical Minoxidil preparations cause a rash, irritation or allergy. There is a lack of any benefit from topical Minoxidil after 6 months of diligent use. Topical Minoxidil causes poor hair texture – sometimes Minoxidil can cause dry, tangled hair that is prone to breakage.
Is minoxidil hair growth permanent?
Minoxidil is an FDA approved, over the counter drug for treating certain types of hair loss in both men and women. While it is not fully understood how Minoxidil promotes hair growth, we do know that when it is used on the scalp, the hair growth is not permanent and growth is lost after you stop taking Minoxidil.