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Dutasteride Topical



How it works

Dutasteride belong to a class of medications called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It works by blocking the production of a natural substance (dihydrotestosterone) that enlarges the prostate.

Common side effects


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Expert advice

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

Dutasteride Topical

Q. Is dutasteride safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)