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Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It shrinks the size of the enlarged prostate gland to relieve symptoms like pain and difficulty in passing urine.

Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet is to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dose and duration of the medicine should be taken as per prescription. An overdose of it may cause harm to your health. It is better to take the medicine at the same time each day and it must be swallowed as a whole. It may take some time for the medicine to act upon the symptoms, so it is important to take the medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

This medicine is usually well tolerated. However, it may cause some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive, trouble getting and maintaining an erection (impotence), decrease sperm count, etc. Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, and swelling of the lips or face. If you experience any of these side effects, consult your doctor without delay.

Before starting the treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health condition. Remember not to donate blood for six months after taking the last dose of this medicine.

Uses of Dutacet Tablet

Side effects of Dutacet Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dutacet

  • Low sexual desire
  • Impotence
  • Allergic reaction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Impotence
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.

How to use Dutacet Tablet

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. Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Dutacet Tablet works

Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Dutacet Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet, 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet 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 Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
  • Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet 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 Dutacet 0.5mg Tablet.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgen Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dutacet with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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Brand(s): Inbec
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
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FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Dutacet to work?

Dutacet starts working within a few days of taking this medicine, and you may notice a constant improvement in your symptoms. However, for some patients, this medicine may take around 3-6 months to work. You should keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

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