Prolonged use of finasteride-induced gonadal sex steroids alterations, DNA damage and menstrual bleeding in women

[F]inasteride is associated with common adverse health effects in women with long-term treatment for androgenetic alopecia such as; irregular menstrual cycle, aromatase disorder, high cholesterol, heavy menstrual bleeding and induced DNA damage…Finally, the study recommended that finasteride should not be administrated as treatment for androgenetic alopecia in women.

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