Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Sterdu Capsule


Uses of Sterdu Capsule

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

Side effects of Sterdu Capsule


Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence.


How to use Sterdu 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Sterdu Capsule works

Sterdu 0.5mg 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.

In Depth Information on Sterdu Capsule

Expert advice for Sterdu Capsule

  • It prevents the prostate from growing and may even shrink it.
  • Works well in patients with prostate greater than 40 millilitres in volume.
  • Symptoms improve after 3 to 6 months of treatment.
  • Risk of urinary retention (sudden inability to urinate) and need for surgery may become lesser.
  • Decreased sexual drive, erectile and ejaculatory problems may occur as side effects.
  • Pregnant women, women of childbearing age, or those planning to conceive must not take Sterdu.
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Special precautions for Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Sterdu 0.5mg Capsu
le during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Dutasteride, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sterdu 0.5mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Dutasteride

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 Sterdu with Tamsulosin?
Yes, Sterdu 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 Sterdu decreases the size of the prostate and provides a long-term relief in symptoms.

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