I’ve been taking Finasteride 1mg for about 8 years now. I’m looking to start a family and I think I will stop taking the drug for the mean time. How long does it take for finastaride 1mg to leave my body. Thank you
Finasteride is cleared from the blood stream within 24-48 hours (its half life is 4-6 hours) and it is cleared from the body’s tissues within a week. I understand your concern that finasteride might impact the baby in some way, but experience with the drug has not shown birth defects in babies born from men who were actively taking the drug at conception. Significant amounts of finasteride have not been found in a man’s semen.
When asked about this, I often suggest that the men who are concerned should stop the drug about 7 days after the woman’s menstrual period starts and hold off taking it for a total of 10 days In a woman with a normal 28 day menstrual cycle, fertility usually occurs between the 12th and the 16th day.