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  • Anti-androgen, inhibitor of 5-alfa-reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. For treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and alopecia androgenetica in men and of hirsutism in women.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Causes abnormalities of external genetalia of male fetuses in animals exposed to this agent during the critical period of urogenital system development.
  • No abnormalities in female fetuses exposed to the drug have been reported.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy because of the potential risk to male fetus, and pregnant women should not handle any broken or crushed tablets.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown passage into milk.
  • Contraindicated during lactation.
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