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    Dutasteride

    Information about Dutasteride

    Dutasteride uses

    Dutasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    How dutasteride works

    Dutasteride 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

    Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence

    Available Medicine for Dutasteride

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    Expert advice for Dutasteride

    Do not start or continue furosemide and consult your doctor:
    • If you have liver disease.
    • If you have to undergo prostate specific antigen assay.
    • If you notice breast enlargement and tenderness.
    • If a woman comes in contact with leaking dutasteride capsules she should Wash  the affected area immediately with soap and water.
    Use a condom during sexual intercourse. Do not donate blood while taking dutasteride and for at least 6 months after your treatment ends. Dutasteride can be carried in the blood and could cause birth defects, if a pregnant women receives a transfusion with blood that contains dutasteride. Consult your doctor if you notice an unusual rash, swelling in your mouth, tightness in your chest, or trouble breathing.

    Frequently asked questions for Dutasteride

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)