Propecia and having Kids

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  • 09-12-2018 05:46 AM
    Propecia and having Kids
    Its always up for debate this topic.

    In my personal experience i spoke to a few Drs at the time my wife and i were contemplating making attempts at having children. I also spoke to several people taking the medication who had no issues with pregnancy.

    I had been on finasteride 1mg daily for 10 years with excellent results /response. The secret essentially to my overall success. I decided to continue to take the medication. We conceived TWINS ( boy /girl ) at very first attempt. They are now 11 years old.

    So in my opinion finasteride is a fertility drug .. 😄 This is a joke!

    I think the reality of the situ is far too much unwarrented negativity placed on the topic and in my opinion simply keep the medication out of reach of pregnant wife as you would a lite bunsen burner. Its not rocket science. I can only speak from personal experience and this is my opinion.

    So many attribute finasteride to causing infertility.....Fact of the matter is infertility is sooooooooo common regardless of finasteride so have your eyes open going into it.


  • 10-22-2018 05:21 AM
    Oh you spoke to several people? that's very scientific and just prove your h hypothesis.

    Please be scientific, Mr. Doctor.

    Here's a study that might tell the opposite:

    Finasteride use in the male infertility population: effects on semen and hormone parameters.
    Samplaski MK, et al. Fertil Steril. 2013.
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    OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree of improvement in semen parameters after finasteride discontinuation.

    DESIGN: A prospective database of men presenting for a fertility evaluation was analyzed for semen and hormone parameters before and after discontinuation of finasteride.

    SETTING: A male infertility specialty clinic.

    PATIENT(S): Men presenting for fertility evaluation from 2008-2012 on finasteride.


    MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Semen and hormone parameters before and after discontinuation of finasteride.

    RESULT(S): At presentation, 27 (0.6%) of 4,400 men on finasteride. The mean duration of treatment with finasteride was 57.4 months, and mean dose was 1.04 mg/day. There was an average 11.6-fold increase in sperm counts after finasteride discontinuation. Of the men with severe oligospermia (<5 M/mL), 57% had counts increase to >15 M/mL after finasteride cessation. No man had a decrease in sperm count. There was no change in hormone parameters, sperm motility, or sperm morphology.

    CONCLUSION(S): Finasteride, even at low doses, may cause reduced sperm counts in some men. In this population, counts improved dramatically for the majority of men after finasteride discontinuation. The hormone parameters, sperm motility, and sperm morphology were unchanged after cessation. Finasteride should be discontinued in subfertile men with oligospermia, and used with caution in men who desire fertility.
  • 10-22-2018 09:17 AM
    Cheers :cool:

    Best Regards
  • 10-22-2018 09:22 AM

    Originally Posted by Spex View Post
    Cheers :cool:

    Best Regards

    oh, and the next scientific answer to the raised question about fertility issues with Finasteride

    keep the good job going 😂
  • 10-22-2018 09:30 AM
    Hey man

    Why so much hate. I wonder who you are ;-)

    As I mentioned itís my opinion and Iím also not a dr but keep hating if you must.

    I gave my opinion based on MY experience. Thanks though for adding the info above hence why I said ďcheersĒ

    Take care as Iím not engaging you any further as you clearly have a motive which isnt healthy toward me for whatever reason.

  • 10-23-2018 01:09 AM
    Good morning

    It wasn't my intention to offend you.

    But it's just nonsense that you conclude that Finasteride is not affecting fertility based on you personal experience.

    Fin does indeed effect fertility (especially sperm count) for some men based on _scientific_ studies.

    best regards
  • 12-21-2020 04:28 PM
    I know for a fact that women SHOULD NOT handle any form of propecia tablets in any way during pregnancy. It's a big risk to the male fetus according to the FDA. How can I convince my husband of that???

    We have been married for almost a year, he has been on propecia for about 2 and a half years, and when the time came when we both decided we were ready to have kids, we're trying to conceive a baby girl - and anyways he didn't want to stop taking propecia. Despite the side effects! He just refuses to do so, even though the risk of having that exposed around me if I were to get pregnant are quite extensive. He says he doesn't want his hair to fall of within weeks - does that happen if you stop taking propecia? Am I wrong to ask him to stop taking it?
  • 09-27-2021 06:34 AM
    Health care problems are really important to solve from instance. So, I was using different solutions and methods to make my reproduction system much more better. In order to get pregnant, I decided that egg donation clinics in ukraine will help me. They are dealing with reproduction functions and can solve any problem with infertility. You just need to believe in it and everything will be ok.
  • 12-23-2021 05:25 AM
    I do not think these things are related to each other. Propecia treats male hair scalp and does not do anything with sexual health. It may improve hormones and the prostate, but not radically. My husband had hair loss his entire life. We tried a lot of treatments and, in the end, opted for a hair transplant, which ended up being the most efficient and long-lasting treatment. We have five children, and that's proof that the medicine my husband used did not cause infertility. Btw we struggle with education, as we try to be the best parents, and we took courses to perform and give our best to our children.


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