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Dutasteride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Dutasteride

Generic Name : Dutasteride
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Dutasteride are provided here.

Pronunciation : doo tas' teer ide

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Dutasteride, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dutasteride

India :

International :


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 warnings and precautions for Dutasteride?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Dutasteride?

Genitourinary- Impotence, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, breast tenderness, and enlargement.
Heart-Heart Failure.

What are the other precautions for Dutasteride?

Monitor patients with large residual urine volume.

What are the storage conditions for Dutasteride?

Oral: Store at 25°C.Store it in airtight container.
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