Information about Dutasteride
Dutasteride is used to relieve symptoms caused due to enlargement of prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)) and to reduce risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) and need for surgery in patients with moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia..
How Dutasteride works
Dutasteride 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.
Common side effects of Dutasteride
Impotence, Decreased libido, Ejaculation disorder, Breast enlargement in male, Breast tenderness in male
Available Medicine for Dutasteride
DutasDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
VeltrideIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
DutagenSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
DuteTetramed Biotek Pvt Ltd
DutamaxGalcare Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
₹120 to ₹4902 variant(s)
DutacetKivi Labs Ltd
DutadonDermakare Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Expert advice for Dutasteride
- Your doctor has prescribed Dutasteride 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 Dutasteride. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
- Dutasteride 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 Dutasteride.