Finasteride 5 Mg Breastfeeding

Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Finasteride 5 Mg while breast-feeding.

What is Finasteride 5 Mg used for?

Finasteride tablets USP are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate to: -Improve symptoms -Reduce the risk of the need for surgery including transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and prostatectomy.

Is Finasteride 5 Mg usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Finasteride 5 Mg low risk for breastfeeding
Finasteride 5 Mg contains only one active ingredient that is Finasteride. We have analyzed the usage of Finasteride in breastfeeding and our analysis suggest that Finasteride poses Low risk for infant while breastfeeding and hence Finasteride 5 Mg itself shall be considered Low risk item for breastfeeding.

Statement of Manufacturer/Labeler about breastfeeding usage
Nursing Mothers Finasteride tablets USP are not indicated for use in women. It is not known whether finasteride is excreted in human milk.

Finasteride 5 Mg Breastfeeding Analsys

Finasteride while Breastfeeding

Low Risk

CAS Number: 98319-26-7

Inhibitor of 5-α reductase enzyme that induces the pass of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which has a greater androgenic effect.Indicated for treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.Not authorized for use in women although it is used for treatment of hirsutism with same or greater efficacy than Spironolactone or Flutamide (Moghetti 2000), androgenetic alopecia (Shum 2002) and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Lakryc 2003) . At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.Its high plasma protein-binding capacity makes it unlikely the excretion of significant amounts into breastmilk. Not alterations on prolactin level have been reported. A known and safer alternative should be preferred until more published data on this drug related to breastfeeding is available within the first 6 mo after birth, especially during the neonatal period and in case of prematurity.Exposure through breastmilk may be minimized by waiting at least 6 hours before resuming breastfeed after the last dose of drug.

I am nursing mother and I have already used Finasteride 5 Mg, what should I do?

During whole lactation period you shall first discuss with your doctor and then together you shall decide whether you shall take that drug or not however if you have already taken Finasteride 5 Mg then you shall inform your doctor, But you should not be worried too much as Finasteride 5 Mg comes in category of low risk drug.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Finasteride 5 Mg, is it safe?

Finasteride 5 Mg comes in category of low risk and if your doctor is aware that you are breastfeeding it should be ok to use without much concerns.

If I am using Finasteride 5 Mg, will my baby need extra monitoring?

Not much

Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Finasteride 5 Mg in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week