Propecia is mainly used for male-pattern hair loss, it should never be taken by a woman or a child. Its active ingredient — Finasteride can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be permitted to handle finasteride tablets. If you don’t know whether you can take propecia or not, please consult your doctor. And check whether you had liver disease, or abnormal liver function tests; prostate cancer; a bladder muscle disorder; stricture of your urethra; urination problems; or an allergic reaction to a similar medicine called dutasteride (Avodart).
Long Time using Propecia may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. Usually your doctor will perform tests to make sure you do not have other conditions that would prevent you from safely using finasteride.
The reason why women can’t take propecia is because it can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Pregnant women or is going to become pregnant prohibit to take Propecia. The package of Propecia tablets are coated , it will prevent contact with the active ingredients 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, please immediately wash the area with soap and water right away.