What is Dutagen (Dutasteride) used for?
Dutagen (Dutagenteride) is for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. DHT is the androgen primarily responsible for the initial development and subsequent enlargement of the prostate gland. This medication acts as an antagonist for this chemical and works to reduce prostate enlargement to relieve pressure on the urethra. This pressure may cause painful urination or inability to empty the bladder.
How should I use Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Dutagen (Dutagenteride) may be taken with or without food. The recommended dose is 0.5mg (1 capsule) taken orally once a day with a full glass of water. The capsule should be swallowed whole and not chewed, split, or dissolved prior to use. This will alter the release of the medicine and could cause further health problems.
What are the side effects of Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Some side effects may occur while taking Dutagen (Dutasteride). If any symptoms become troubling or intense, contact your doctor. Symptoms may include:
This drug is only for use in men, and should never be taken by women or children. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid handling these capsules as there is a risk of the active ingredient being absorbed through the skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Duprost (Dutasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.