I know this question has been asked before, however, it seems it has been quite a while since last asked. Is it safe to father a child while on Dutasteride? Specifically, I’m talking about conception, while utilizing a condom for the duration of the pregnancy? I would assume some information regarding this would have been seen by now, since Dutasteride has been FDA approved for quite some time.
Personally, I take dutasteride once a week and use Finasteride for the
remainder of the week.
We don’t usually endorse the use of Dutasteride for hair loss due to this type of issue on male fertility and fathering a child. There are some discussions of male infertility with dutasteride, but these are not scientifically presented in a clinical study. I am not aware of any studies that pertain to conception while on Dutasteride. I suspect that Dutasteride, like Finasteride, is not found in sperm in any significant quantity, The absence of good scientific and clinical studies is is probably one of the many reasons why FDA has not approved its use for hair loss in men. I don’t think it has much to do with using condoms after your partner conceives. It’s more about conceiving while on the drug. With Finasteride, I am unaware of any reports of abnormalities in children who were conceived with the man on Finasteride and considering the many millions of men who have used this drug over the past decade or so, I would imagine if it were a problem, the ‘law suit’ nature of our society would have brought them forward by now.