Information about DutasterideGeneric Name : Dutasteride
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Pronunciation : doo tas' teer ide
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Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents
Trade Names/Brand Names of Dutasteride
Avodart , Duagen , Jalyn
Why is Dutasteride 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 should Dutasteride not be taken? (Contraindications)Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment; pregnant women, children, adolescent.
What is the dosage of Dutasteride?Adult: PO- 500 mcg daily (treatment for 6 month may be required before benefit is obtained).
How should Dutasteride be taken?It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the side effects of Dutasteride?Genitourinary- Impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness, and enlargement.