What precautions are indicated for 5-ARIsin the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Because 5-ARIs interfere with the metabolism of testosterone, pregnant females or those who are considering conception should not handle crushed or broken tablets because of the potential for absorption and subsequent potential risk to a male fetus.


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