Propecia Precaution & Interactions

Generic Propecia Precaution

Before using Generic Propecia, tell your doctor your medical history especially of liver disease, prostate cancer, urinary tract disease and of any drug allergies. Finasteride should not be used in women or children. Propecia can be absorbed through the skin. If the film coating of the Propecia tablet has been broken or the tablet crushed, it should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or plans to become pregnant. Any contact with Propecia (finasteride) by a developing male fetus could result in abnormalities of the external genitalia. Finasteride must not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. It is not known if finasteride is excreted into breast milk. However, Propecia is not indicated for use in women.

Generic Propecia Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially any nitrate medications (e.g., nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate), nitroprusside (any “nitric oxide donor” medicines), cimetidine, erythromycin, azole antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), mibefradil, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin) or high blood pressure medicines.

The medicine interacts with Dutasteride [Avodart].  There may be other medicines that interact with Propecia – you can ask your treating doctor.  When you inform your physician about all the drugs, nutritional supplements, herbal products you are taking, your doctor will work out the correct regimen for you.