Propecia for Women

Safety Concerns

This drug can be very dangerous if taken by a pregnant woman (see Propecia and Pregnancy). For this reason, pregnant women should not take Propecia or even touch any broken or crushed Propecia tablets. Even women who might be pregnant or might get pregnant should avoid Propecia. This limits the usefulness of Propecia in women, since women would not be able to take Propecia unless they were absolutely certain that they were not pregnant and would not get pregnant.
Propecia has not been studied in enough women to be able to tell if it is safe for women to use. The studies of Propecia in women were probably too small to detect any rare side effects that might occur.

Final Thoughts

Propecia is not approved for any use in women and has not been proven to be effective for female hair loss. In addition, Propecia is very dangerous if taken during pregnancy. For these reasons, the risks of using Propecia are not worth the benefits for women in general. However, you should talk to your healthcare provider about your particular situation and whether Propecia might be an appropriate treatment for you.
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