At the moment propecia is one of the most effective remedies to stop baldness and even restart hair growth. It is not surprising that many people, both men and women, who have problems with their hair, are interested in the treatment with propecia. Easy to use, effective and have very few side effects propecia seem to be the actual seat belt, though … not for women.
Here’s what the official propecia website says about women’s use of this medication: “Women who are or may be pregnant should not use propecia and should not handle propecia tablets crushed or broken because the active ingredient Can cause anomalies of a male sexual organs of the baby “.
I can only imagine what women can think about this medication after reading such a note. Given the extreme caution of some women, it is easier to assume that some of them will rather agree to live with a brave husband than to let propecia take the house.
Let’s investigate now why propecia is not for women where the danger is.
First, let me draw your attention to the fact that propecia is not recommended only for those women who are pregnant or potentially can become pregnant. Consequently, any woman after menopause can be prescribed with propecia if her doctor decides that it is the correct solution in the specific case.
Therefore, as we see propecia is dangerous when used by pregnant women. In addition, it is dangerous not for the women themselves, but for their babies.
The next fact is that propecia is dangerous for male babies, as it can lead to certain abnormalities in their sexual organs. This anomaly is called hypospadias and defines the condition when the opening of the urethra (from which the urine passes) is not located at the tip of the male penis, but somewhere else between the glans and the scrotum.
Although hypospadias is not a rare disease among children born, even if their mothers were not treated with propecia (rates differ from 1 in 100 to 1 in 350 in different sources), clinical trials showed that propecia can also cause this type of birth defect.
Scientists believe that the main reason for such influence of unborn children is found in the mode of action of this drug. That is, propecia interferes with the hormonal system of the human body and prevents the male hormone testosterone from becoming dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is blamed for the ability to destroy hair follicles. Consequently, by suppressing the formation of DHT, propecia promotes hair growth.
On the other hand, the same hormonal mechanism is involved in the normal process of formation of the male sexual organs in unborn children. It is quite understandable that compared to baldness, birth defects are much more serious problems. That’s why the developers of propecia, as well as the US Food and Drug Administration, do not allow propecia to be used by women who are or may become pregnant.
However, despite the possible disappointment with propecia, women should keep in mind that it is not the only opportunity to restore hair growth. For example, rogaine is a topical treatment, which is approved for use by men and women in order to support and restore their hair.