Important information about Propecia
Before taking Propecia, tell your doctor if
you have ever had an allergic reaction to this medication, or to a similar
medicine called dutasteride (Avodart). Propecia should never be taken by a
woman or a child. Propecia can be absorbed through the skin, and women or
children should not be permitted to handle Propecia tablets. Although
Propecia is not for use by women, this medication can cause birth defects if
a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Propecia tablets should not be
handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Propecia
tablets are coated and will prevent contact with the active ingredient
during normal handling, provided that the tablets are not broken or crushed.
If a woman accidentally comes into contact with this medication from a
broken or crushed tablet, wash the area with soap and water right away. Call
your doctor at once if you notice any breast lumps, pain, nipple discharge,
or other breast changes. These may be signs of male breast cancer.