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I administer a topical solution (daily) of minoxidil 5% mixed with amenexil 2.5 cc. My wife and I are thinking of start trying for children. I would like to know if there in an increased risk for birth defects if I continue to administer this hair solution please? Also, can I continue using it whilst my wife is pregnant? Thank you.

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No it has no such side effects.
Minoxidil topical has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies using oral minoxidil have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity, but reduced conception rates and an increased incidence of fetal absorption have been observed in rabbits given 5 times the usual human oral dose.
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