I have been taking 1.25mg of finasteride daily for about 5 years. My wife and I will be trying for a baby in the next year or so and I don’t want any chance of her coming into contact with finasteride powder while pregnant. For that reason I wish to switch from splitting a 5 mg pill to taking the 1 mg propecia tablet instead.
I have two questions:
1)Should I stop taking finasteride while trying to conceive?
2)Will reducing my daily finasteride dosage to 1 mg per day affect the management of my hair loss?
Many Thanks for your great blog.
Your first question is often asked of me (examples: here, here, here). There is no evidence that a man taking finasteride will produce an abnormal child as a result of taking the medication. I only know what I read and what the FDA publishes, so I can not advise you beyond that.
Your second question is an easier answer. There is essentially no difference between the 1mg Propecia pill and the 1/4 of a cut 5mg pill (1.25mg). The switch should be easy and seamless.