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Does finasteride affect fertility?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: I am thinking to use More F 5% for my baldness problem. I want to know is there any effect on reproductive system or not?? becoz we are going to have a child
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
the absorption of topical finasteride is highly insignificant

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern.
A combination of topical minoxidil 5 percent lotion and finasteride is considered as a very good treatment for treatment of Patterned Male Baldness.
The absorption of topical finasteride is so less that it does not cause any change in levels of testosterone or Di hydro testosterone in serum. So in short absorption is highly insignificant to affect reproductive system. However if really concerned, you may plan to start topical minoxidil as of now and may start combination afterwards.
I hope it helps.
Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (17 minutes later)
Ok, Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX for your suggestion and answer
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take care

Detailed Answer:
Its my pleasure to help you here.
If you have any health concerns in future you can contact me.
Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does finasteride affect fertility?

Brief Answer: the absorption of topical finasteride is highly insignificant Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. A combination of topical minoxidil 5 percent lotion and finasteride is considered as a very good treatment for treatment of Patterned Male Baldness. The absorption of topical finasteride is so less that it does not cause any change in levels of testosterone or Di hydro testosterone in serum. So in short absorption is highly insignificant to affect reproductive system. However if really concerned, you may plan to start topical minoxidil as of now and may start combination afterwards. I hope it helps. Stay healthy.