Information about Dutasteride

Dutasteride Uses

Dutasteride is used in the treatment 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
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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.

Frequently asked questions for Dutasteride


Q. How long does it take for Dutasteride to work?

Dutasteride starts working within a few days of taking this medicine, and you may notice a constant improvement in your symptoms. However, for some patients, this medicine may take around 3-6 months to work. You should keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.


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