Generic Name : Dutasteride Pronunciation : doo tas' teer ide Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
India- Duprost Soft-Gelatin Caps, Dutagen Cap, Dutalfa Combikit, Dutas Cap, Sterdu Cap, Veltride Tab.
International- Avodart , Duagen , Jalyn. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, prescribed for an enlarged prostate treatment. It blocks the production of a natural substance that enlarges the prostate and reduces the need for surgery. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment; pregnant women, children, adolescent.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- 500 mcg daily (treatment for 6 month may be required before benefit is obtained). How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver disease or prostate cancer.
* This drug only for men.
*Touching the contents of the capsules by pregnant female may harm to the fetus. Avoid touching the medication directly, if it does so wash properly. Side Effects :
Genitourinary- Impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness, and enlargement.
*Monitor patients with large residual urine volume. Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store at 25°C.Store it in airtight container.
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