ABOUT THE DRUG:
Dutasteride is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Dutas capsules. 5-Dutasteride is an alpha reductase inhibitor, used to treat enlarged prostate gland in men. It must not be taken by women, children or adolescents.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Dutas capsules are used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate) to shrink the prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention caused due to enlarged prostate glands. Improving symptoms of BPH with this medicine also reduces the need for surgery. This drug is also used to treat male pattern hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia it increases the hair growth and prevent the further hair loss from all areas of the scalp, including the front. This can reverse balding in men with mild to moderate hair loss, but does not restore hair that has been lost for a long time. This medication is not used to treat hair loss in women.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It specifically inhibits the action of the enzyme 5?-reductase, that convert the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it is the androgen that is primarily responsible for the development and growth of the prostate gland. DHT is also found in hair follicles this medicine also reverses the balding process as it blocks the build up of DHT in the hair follicles of the scalp, allowing the hair to grow normally.
Dutas is manufactured by Dr Reddy’s, India. The drugs are available on our website under various different pack sizes.To buy Dutas 0.5 mg capsules online, visit 24x7pharma.com.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of capsule under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Dutas 0.5 mg Capsule
Buy Dutas 0.5 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are hypersensitive to this active ingredient Dutasterideor any other ingredients of the medicine
Are a woman or a child
Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the near future
Are a breastfeeding mother
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have severe liver disease
Have congestive heart failure
Have a seizure disorder
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage depends upon the various factors such as age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the correct dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two capsules at one time to double the doses.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug is usually recommended to be taken with the food or after the meal. The capsule is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not open the shell of the capsule.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not stop or change the dose even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Dutasteride, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the next dose time is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to an overdose of medication in your body which can be poisonous and dangerous.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DUTAS 0.5MG:
• Dizziness and rash
• Sudden numbness
• Severe headache
• Chest pain
• Inability to get an erectile
• Lower sex drive
• Lower sperm count
• Benign liver tumor
• Low mood
• Swelling breast
• Weakening of the bones
• Liver cancer
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must let your doctor know in advance about your medical history and the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: varapamil, diltiazem, ritonavir, itraconazole, nefazodone, and alpha-blockers. However, this is not a complete information as mentioning all the details here is quite difficult about this drug. There may be other medications that may cause drug interactions.. Never start a new medication without asking a doctor.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting with the doctor
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if they have similar symptoms as you are having
In case you do not feel better after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then contact your doctor immediately
Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not freeze it
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