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Effects of Finasteride or Dutasteride on Male Fetus

Purpose:

To evaluate an newborn infant following maternal exposure to dutasteride or finasteride during the pregnancy.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

response to therapy, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T38

Description:

Finasteride and Dutasteride are inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase that is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy in men and some forms of alopecia. A pregnant woman exposed to dutasteride or finasteride may absorb enough to cause a male fetus to develop abnormal external genitalia.

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