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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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Is finasteride safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Finasteride causes abnormal development of the sexual organs of the male fetus. Therefore, women who are pregnant or are likely to be pregnant should not handle crushed or broken finasteride tablets in order to prevent absorption through the skin.

Finasteride is not prescribed for women.

What else should I know about finasteride?

What preparations of finasteride are available?

Tablet (5mg).

How should I keep finasteride stored?

Finasteride should be stored at room temperature in a tight, light resistant container.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/14/2015
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