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Dutasteride

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

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.

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Onabet Powder

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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. ...

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 o...
1 person found this helpful

I used Finasteride for hair loss previously and it worked. Now I’m using Dutasteride for the past 2 months since the hair loss returned, can I switch back to finasteride.

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I used Finasteride for hair loss previously and it worked. Now I’m using Dutasteride for the past 2 months since the ...
Try using deep warm sesame oil massage every alternate day before head wash. Its omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 properties will nourish your hair and encourage new growth. Use Cow Desi Ghee for hair massage once in a week keep it for 2 hrs and wash ...

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About Dutasteride
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Medicines containing Dutasteride
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What are the interactions for Dutasteride ?