Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Dutastic 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.

Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet can be taken 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), and decrease sperm count. 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 Dutastic Tablet

Benefits of Dutastic Tablet

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and a 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. Dutastic 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. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the full benefit. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Dutastic 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 Dutastic

  • Low sexual desire
  • Impotence
  • Allergic reaction
  • Decreased sperm count

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

How Dutastic Tablet works

Dutastic 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 Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Dutastic 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 Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Dutastic Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dutastic 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 Dutastic 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 Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
  • Dutastic 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 Dutastic 0.5mg Tablet.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Androgen Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
5 alpha- reductase inhibitor (5ARI)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dutastic 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): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Inbec
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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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

Supreet Singh (Director) SCO 34-35, 1st Floor, New Sunny Enclave Market, Behind KFC, Sector 125, Greater Mohali
Country of Origin: India

MRP
56
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10 tablets in 1 strip
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