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Dutas (Dutasteride) is a medicine that refers to a class 5 alpha reeducate inhibitor and it works by blocking testosterone from being converted into the androgen - DHT. It is used to cope with a problem of enlarged prostate ( benign prostatic hyperplasia). Under the action of this medication the size of the enlarged prostate significantly becomes smaller. Moreover it betters urine flow.
Indication for use
Dutas (Dutasteride) is used only by men for the prevention and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Dutas (Dutasteride) is not recommended to use if you have: prostate cancer, hypersensitivity to Dutasteride, and other 5α reductase inhibitors. The drug is not used in the treatment of children and women.
Dose and usage
Dose of Dutas (Dutasteride): 0,5 mg – dark brown, oblong capsule.
For adult men, including elderly patients, the recommended oral dose is 500 mcg once / day. Treatment should be continued for at least 6 months.
Within the period of treatment you can feel some bad changes in your organism such as: erectile dysfunction, change (decrease) in libido, ejaculation disorders, gynecomastia (includes tenderness and breast enlargement); rash, itching, hives, localized edema, angioneurotic edema; alopecia (mainly body hair loss) or hypertrichosis.
If during the administration of Dutasteride you do not observe positive dynamics in the course of the disease or, conversely, any unusual symptoms have joined, then it is recommended to inform the attending physician as soon as possible.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 26.02.2021