Does Rogaine Lower Sperm Quality?
My fiance and I are planning on trying to start a family in a few months (after the wedding). I’ve read in some places that Rogaine can lower sperm quality or affect an unborn fetus somehow, but I can’t find it anywhere that looks official. Is there any truth to this? If I do stop using it, will a large portion of my hair fall out within weeks? I’ve never gone more than a day without using it.
I’ve been on Rogaine for about three years now and it appears to have slowed my hair loss. If the choice is between keeping my hair and the health of my unborn child, obviously I’ll pick the latter. But I’d rather not have to choose. Thank you!
Rogaine (minoxidil) should have no effect on your sperm, nor have I have read anything supporting what you read about it affecting the fetus. Of course, if you’re concerned you should talk to your doctor.
Perhaps you’re confusing it with Propecia (finasteride), which has rare side effects related to ejaculate and fertility (but not change sperm count).
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