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Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Dutanol 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.

It should be taken by mouth with or without food. This medicine is given for long time as takes few months to show its effects. Thus, it is important to take it as advised by doctor and complete the full course of treatment.

It is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive. Remember you should not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of this medicine.


Uses of Dutanol Tablet

Benefits of Dutanol Tablet

In Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and the need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. It also helps to treat uncontrollable contractions (spasms) of the bladder muscles that causes frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control passing of urine. It also relieves painful, or frequent urination and reduces urgency to urinate. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Dutanol 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 Dutanol

  • Decreased libido
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Breast tenderness in male
  • Impotence
  • Decreased sperm count

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

How Dutanol Tablet works

Dutanol 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 Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Dutanol 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.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
SAFE
Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dutanol 0.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Dutanol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dutanol 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.\n

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Quick tips

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

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgen Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY

Interaction with drugs

Taking Dutanol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
Serious
Brand(s): Clowil, Odis, Kamestin
Serious
Brand(s): Geoflu, Con F, Fucan
Serious
Brand(s): Indease
Serious

Patient concerns

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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
Sir please advice PSA very rise
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
It's benign enlargement of prostate
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  4. Dutasteride [Product Monograph]. Mississauga, Ontario: GlaxoSmithKline Inc.; 2013. [Accessed 20 June 2023]. (online) Available from:External Link

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