Dutasteride is a medication used for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is also prescribed to patients for treatment of androgenetic alopecia. This also decreases the effect of symptoms such as difficulty in urination, weak stream, and frequent urge to urinate. Dutasteride comes as an oral capsule, consult your doctor regarding the dosage.
Some minor side effects noticed in patients taking this medication are abnormal ejaculation, inability to have or keep an erection, decreased sexual performance, lack of desire for intercourse, pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breasts. It can also lead to some serious side effects such as sexual dysfunction, depression, testicle swelling, difficulty breathing.
It can also increase the risk of prostate cancer. Allergic reaction to this medication can cause itching and rash. Seek immediate medical attention in case of any discomfort from this medication. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or allergic to any of the ingredients. Consult a doctor before using Dutasteride if you have heart failure, urinary tract problems, or problems urinating; have a history of abnormal liver function, have had prostate cancer; you are allergic to any other medicine or food items.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.