Your stylish use of the caps lock key amazes and dazzles me. It almost sways me over to your perspective. ;)
“You should know putting hormones into a child at that age determines his gender. What if you play god and fuck with his/her hormones ? It could disfigure the genitals of your child or worse.”
Putting hormones in a child that age? Now we’re taking about something else than taking Propecia right? Injecting hormones into a child, that’s awful!
No, but seriously, finasteride is not a hormone. Eating Propecia is not fucking with your child’s hormones - you won’t transfer it to your future baby through your sperm. Propecia inhibits the enzyme Type II 5a-reductase which converts testosterone into DHT resulting in higher levels of testosterone compared to DHT-levels. This is not gene-altering and does not affect the quality of your sperm. You may make less of it which may result in trouble conceiving a child. But it does not damage your child or fuck with his or her hormones.
I know where you’ve gotten the idea that taking Propecia will disfigure your child. Pregnant women shouldn’t ingest Propecia since the active substance can interfere with the development of a male fetus’ genitalia. That is pregnant women. Again, this is no secret and this information is given by Merck as is required by most countries regulations. Here’s a source, it’s in Swedish unfortunately but perhaps some other swede could verify it’s authenticity.
“The half-life of Propecia is more than a year, That means even if you quit today ; you are still not immune to it’s effects for many more months or permitted to have babies.”
Again, you make claims but won’t back it up. Here’s a little something something for you:
Following intravenous infusion in healthy young subjects (n=15), mean plasma clearance of finasteride was 165 mL/min (range, 70-279 mL/min). Mean terminal half-life in plasma was 4.5 hours (range, 3.3-13.4 hours; n=12). Following an oral dose of 14C-finasteride in man (n=6), a mean of 39% (range, 32-46%) of the dose was excreted in the urine in the form of metabolites; 57% (range, 51-64%) was excreted in the feces.
Mean terminal half-life is approximately 5-6 hours in men 18-60 years of age and 8 hours in men more than 70 years of age.”
Finally, I don’t innocently believe that Propecia or other drugs are totally safe and there might well be long term side effects we don’t know of today. And while it’s true that there is no research on long term effects on fertility, in the light of what we now about the drug and its effects today, it seems like a rather safe bet using Propecia at the moment.
Vanburen, you seem to have some kind of beef with Merck and/or the whole pharmaceutical industry as a whole and it’s good to be skeptical and to question large organisations’ intentions and agendas. Still, you have to be able to keep a cool head, be rational and stick to ideas and arguments derived from observations that can be measured and tested. You can’t just run out to the town square with a mob-rule attitude shouting slogans (loosely based on reality):
“Propecia bad! Make jaw not fully develop! Make man puzzy! Stop fucking with your children’s hormones! Caps Caps Caps!” (Yes, all those things have been uttered in this thread.)
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