Durize 0.5 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Durize Capsule

Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Durize Capsule side effects

Common
  • Decreased libido
  • Decreased semen volume
  • Impotence

How to use Durize Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Durize 0.5 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Durize Capsule works

Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine.

Durize Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Durize 0.5 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Durize 0.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Durize Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Durize 0.5 mg Capsule to shrink the enlarged prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention.
  • It may take 3 to 6 months to see the full beneficial effect of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
  • Durize 0.5 mg Capsule is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Durize 0.5 mg Capsule.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Durize with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Terbicutis, Terminator
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok
MODERATE
Brand(s): Nimpod
MODERATE
Brand(s): Benikite
MODERATE
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
MODERATE
Brand(s): Finidin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam
MODERATE

FAQs

Q. Is dutasteride safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is dutasteride better than finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is dutasteride a generic drug?
Yes, it is a generic drug
Q. Does dutasteride help in preventing hair loss?
No, it may cause hair loss.
Q. Is dutasteride a hormone/antiandrogen/steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
Q. Is dutasteride same as finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is dutasteride cytotoxic?
No, it is not cytotoxic
Q. Does dutasteride increase or decrease testosterone/ weight loss/hair loss / depression/shredding?
Dutasteride may cause hair loss. Increase or decrease in testosterone, weight loss depression and shredding is not observed clinically Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding possible side effects
Q. Can I take Durize with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Durize can be taken with Tamsulosin. This combination is safe, well tolerated and works well in decreasing the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin relaxes the bladder muscles and provides immediate relief by helping in free passage of urine and Durize decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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