Dutasteride is used for the treatment of men who have enlarged prostate gland, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, it is a problem which occurs in men as they get older. It also sometimes used for scalp hair loss in men and as a part of hormone therapy.
The usual doses are one capsule per day, but it is advised to consult your doctor for dose adjustment.
It can be taken with or without food or as directed by your physician.
Please store dutasteride at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Please ensure to take this medicine in proper doses as prescribed by the physician.
Do not over dose.
Enlarged prostate glands
This medicine is used in men to treat and control the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostate hyperplasia), it relieves symptoms of prostate hyperplasia by reducing the risk of urinary retention and the need for surgery.
You may face:
Decreased sexual activity/ability
Testicle pain or swelling
This medicine is contraindicated in pregnancy.
This medicine is contraindicated in lactating females.
It is safe to drive after taking dutasteride.
Caution is advised. Please consult your doctor if you have liver problems.
Caution is advised. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney problems.
Please avoid consuming alcohol while using dutasteride.
This medicine should not be used by women and children.
Pregnant females or who may become pregnant should not handle or touch these capsules.
For oral use only.
Please tell your doctor if you have any kind of allergies.
Please tell your doctor about all your past medical history.
Do not self-medicate.
This medicine is contraindicated in women and children. It should also be avoided in patients with liver impairment and patients allergic to soy or peanut.
Will this medicine make me dizzy?
It is a possible side effect. Try to avoid abrupt changes in position. Also refrain from activities such as driving until you are confident in your abilities.
Is this medicine a blood thinner?
No, this medicine is not a blood thinner.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, try taking it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Kindly do not double your dose to “catch up”.
When will my symptoms improve?
It will take around 3 to 6 months for your symptoms to improve.
Will this medicine stop my prostate from growing further?
This medicine is used to treat an enlarged prostrate because it stops the prostate from growing, and may even reduce its size.
When should I take this medicine?
It is best to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. However, it is recommended to take the medicine at night, before sleeping.
Can I take this drug with medicines such as sildenafil or tadalafil?
Please consult your doctor and discuss all the medications you are taking before you start taking this drug. Taking this medicine with these drugs may cause dizziness due to very low blood pressure.
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