buy medicine online indiamedicine online

    Dutasteride

    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

    Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence

    Available Medicine for Dutasteride

    • ₹718
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹222
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹229
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹174
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹125
      Tetramed Biotek Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹90
      Kivi Labs Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      RIVAN PHARMA
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹135
      East West Pharma
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹150
      Galcare Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹135
      Swati Spentose Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    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

    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 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 08 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)