Dutas (Dutasteride 0.5Mg)
Also known as: Generic Avodart
Active ingredient: Dutasteride
Packaging Type: 10 caps/blister
Manufacturer : Dr. Reddy's
Product Code: PR10076
What is Dutas?
Dutas is prescribed for males suffering from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate. It reduces the size of the prostate thereby relieving urinary symptoms like a weak stream, difficulty in urination, frequent urge etc. It may help in avoiding surgery for BPH. It is not recommended for prostatic cancer.
Class and Mechanism of Action
Dutas contains Dutasteride as the active drug which is a 5 alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor. Dutas blocks the conversion of the hormone testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is a hormone involved in the enlargement of the prostate.
Looking after your drug
Store it at temperatures between 590F to 860F. Keep away from moisture, heat, and from the reach of kids.
How to take the medication?
Take it orally once in a day. Do not break or chew the medicine. Swallow it whole.
The usual recommended dose is 0.5 mg once in a day. Consult your doctor for the correct dose.
Consult your doctor.
If it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose or else take it as soon as you remember. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
Use with caution in renal and hepatic diseases. Leaking capsule may allow absorption from the skin. Women and children should avoid handling the capsules.
Possible Side Effects
- Allergic reaction
- Decreased sex drive
- Reduced semen production
- Breast enlargement in males
When should Dutas not be used?
Severe hepatic failure, pregnant women, hypersensitivity to the medicine
How long should you take Dutas?
As long as prescribed.