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Dutasteride

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

benign prostatic hyperplasia

In addition to its intended effect, Dutasteride may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Decreased libido

Decreased semen volume

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Dutaid 0.5mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Dutasteride, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Dutasteride as ingredient
Zydus Cadila
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
East West Pharma
Walter Bushnell
Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
Dios Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Dutasteride is primarily used as a form of treatment for enlarged prostate in males and also has secondary functionalities. The drug restricts the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. DHT is responsible for the swelling of the prostate.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

Onabet Powder

What are you using Dutasteride for?
benign prostatic hyperplasia
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Impotence
Decreased libido
Decreased semen volume
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

My right testicle is going upwards and left downwards after using dutasteride a year ago. Is it normal?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ludhiana
My right testicle is going upwards and left downwards after using dutasteride a year ago. Is it normal?
Yes it's quite normal to have different sizes of testes. But is is still advised to get it checked by a surgeon.

Hello I am 21 and I am experiencing hair fall due to high dht can I use finasteride or dutasteride (dutas or dutride tablets) seems dutasteride is to be more efficiently inhibiting dht for controlling my hair fall and how long should I use it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hello I am 21 and I am experiencing hair fall due to high dht can I use finasteride or dutasteride (dutas or dutride ...
Less serious side effects may include: decreased libido (sex drive); decreased amount of semen released during sex; impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection); or. breast tenderness or enlargement.

I'm 24 years old my testosterone level is 320 Ng/.is its tooo low? Since I had taken dutasteride for two weeks ,what are the possibility of getting cured without side effects?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm 24 years old my testosterone level is 320 Ng/.is its tooo low? Since I had taken dutasteride for two weeks ,what ...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. I will suggest some methods to improve your testosterone level. Lose Weight. High-Intensity Exercise like Peak Fitness (Especially Combined with Intermittent Fasting) Consume Plenty of Zinc. Strength Training. Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels. Reduce Stress. Limit or Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet. Eat Healthy Fats. Take care.

I had used minoxidil and dutasteride (6 month) for 8 month but don't get a good result. My hair regrows but it is very small and thin what I have to do.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I had used minoxidil and dutasteride (6 month) for 8 month but don't get a good result. My hair regrows but it is ver...
Need to check. You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please meet me in my clinic or do direct personal online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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I have prostate enlargement. I am taking dutasteride and alfusacin since one and half years. Recently size is 30 mm. What should I do?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
I have prostate enlargement. I am taking dutasteride and alfusacin
since one and half years. Recently size is 30 mm. ...
If you are feeling ok with it then you can continue it for as long as you are feeling comfortable with it. It does not have major side effects.
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Popular Health Tips

All About Male Pattern Baldness

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
All About Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is hair loss due to underlying susceptibility of hair follicles to shrink owing to the influence of androgens. It is the most common cause of baldness in men. Typically, hair loss occurs at the vertex and the temples for men, whereas women usually lose hair all over their scalps.

Causes

  1. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
  2. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles do not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
  3. The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an" m" shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a u-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Treatments

The cheapest way is to hide it by wearing a wig. Medicines that treat male pattern baldness include:

  1. Minoxidil (rogaine) - it is a solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  2. Finasteride (propecia, proscar) - it is a pill that interferes with the production of a highly active form of testosterone that is linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. It works slightly better than minoxidil. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  3. Dutasteride is similar to finasteride, but may be more effective.
  4. Hair transplant - this process consists of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring and possibly, infection. The procedure requires multiple sessions.
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Male Pattern Baldness - Causes And Treatment

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Male Pattern Baldness - Causes And Treatment

Male pattern baldness is hair loss due to underlying susceptibility of hair follicles to shrink owing to the influence of androgens. It is the most common cause of baldness in men. Typically, hair loss occurs at the vertex and the temples for men, whereas women usually lose hair all over their scalps.

Causes

  1. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
  2. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles do not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
  3. The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an" m" shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a u-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Treatments

The cheapest way is to hide it by wearing a wig. Medicines that treat male pattern baldness include:

  1. Minoxidil (rogaine) - It is a solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  2. Finasteride (propecia, proscar) - It is a pill that interferes with the production of a highly active form of testosterone that is linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. It works slightly better than minoxidil. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  3. Dutasteride is similar to finasteride, but may be more effective.
  4. Hair transplant - This process consists of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring and possibly, infection. The procedure requires multiple sessions. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Male Pattern Baldness: What You Need To Know?

Male Pattern Baldness: What You Need To Know?

Male pattern baldness is hair loss due to underlying susceptibility of hair follicles to shrink owing to the influence of androgens. It is the most common cause of baldness in men. Typically, hair loss occurs at the vertex and the temples for men, whereas women usually lose hair all over their scalps.

Causes

  1. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
  2. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles do not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
  3. The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an" m" shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a u-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Treatments

The cheapest way is to hide it by wearing a wig. Medicines that treat male pattern baldness include:

  1. Minoxidil (rogaine) - it is a solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  2. Finasteride (propecia, proscar) - it is a pill that interferes with the production of a highly active form of testosterone that is linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. It works slightly better than minoxidil. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  3. Dutasteride is similar to finasteride, but may be more effective.
  4. Hair transplant - this process consists of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring and possibly, infection. The procedure requires multiple sessions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Male Pattern Baldness: What Should You Know?

MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Male Pattern Baldness: What Should You Know?

Male pattern baldness is hair loss due to underlying susceptibility of hair follicles to shrink owing to the influence of androgens. It is the most common cause of baldness in men. Typically, hair loss occurs at the vertex and the temples for men, whereas women usually lose hair all over their scalps.

Causes

  1. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
  2. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles do not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
  3. The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an" m" shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a u-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Treatments

The cheapest way is to hide it by wearing a wig. Medicines that treat male pattern baldness include:

  1. Minoxidil (rogaine) - it is a solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  2. Finasteride (propecia, proscar) - it is a pill that interferes with the production of a highly active form of testosterone that is linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. It works slightly better than minoxidil. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  3. Dutasteride is similar to finasteride, but may be more effective.
  4. Hair transplant - this process consists of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring and possibly, infection. The procedure requires multiple sessions.
5 people found this helpful

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Acupuncture Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
What is Enlarged Prostate
Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate
Causes of Enlarged Prostate
Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate
Complications of Enlarged Prostate
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate
Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic medicines for enlarged prostate helps to reduce prostate, painful micturation, repeated urination and bloody urine caused by prostate gland enlargement. Following are some homeopathic remedies which are very effective for enlarged prostate.

Chimaphilia
Sabal serrulata
Staphysagria
Thuja
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Conium maculatum
Baryta 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Acupuncture treatments are very effective for Enlarged Prostate. The main aim of acupuncture treatment is to balance the disharmony, open the acupuncture channels, reduce inflammation, stop pain & bleeding, shrink prostate and smooth urination. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Conventional drug treatments include Finasteride and dutasteride that block a natural hormone that makes the prostate enlarge. Alpha-blockers can also help the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, even in men with normal blood pressure. Some allopathic drugs are terazosin, doxazosin tamsulosin and alfuzosin

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by Enlarged Prostate.  Following are the types of surgery that are used.

Transurethral surgery
Open surgery
Laser surgery

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate 

Avoid to eat spicy foods or drinking carbonated beverages
Reduce to eat Red meat
Eat foods containing more zinc such walnuts, pumpkin, seeds, safflower seeds and oysters. 
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Yoga is really helpful to the enlarged prostate. It also helps tone the deep pelvic muscles there by promoting circulation. 

What is Enlarged Prostate?

Enlarged Prostate is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. It is also called as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Dribbling’ after urinating
Frequent urination
Burning with urination
Urgency to urinate
A discharge from the penis
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Causes of Enlarged Prostate

Genetics
Hormone imbalance
Cell-growth factor
Zinc deficiency
Obesity
Decreased testosterone level 

Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate

Age
Heredity
Marital status

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Diabetes
Hypertension
Kidney failure
Bladder stones
Bladder cancer 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate

Physicians to diagnose an enlarged prostate include:

Digital rectal exam.
Urine and blood tests
Ultrasound
Urine flow exam
Cystoscopy 

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate 

Urinate when you first get the urge
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don’t drink a lot of liquid all at once
Keep warm and exercise regularly
Do not take cold and sinus medications
Reduce stress

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Table of Content
About Dutasteride
When is Dutasteride prescribed?
What are the side effects of Dutasteride ?
Key highlights of Dutasteride
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Dutasteride
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Dutasteride ?