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Proscar Pregnancy


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Is Proscar (Finasteride) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is X. It is advised that you: Unsafe

Proscar (Finasteride) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
  • Women who can get pregnant shouldn’t handle broken tablets. Proscar (Finasteride) tablets are coated and prevent contact with the active medicine unless they split or break.
  • Tips
  • Women who can get pregnant shouldn’t touch Proscar (Finasteride) tablets.
  • Risks
  • Proscar (Finasteride) may cause birth defects to a male fetus of a pregnant woman who is exposed to the medicine. Proscar (Finasteride) crushed or broken tablets can be absorbed through the skin. The unbroken tablets are coated to prevent this. Women shouldn't be in contact with crushed or broken tablets or semen from a male partner taking Proscar (Finasteride).
Source: FDA package insert