What is Veltride (Dutasteride) used for?
Veltride (Dutasteride) is prescribed as a treatment for a condition known as benign prostate hyperplasia, or BPH. This condition causes an enlarged prostate, and urination problems such as excessive urination. It can relieve these symptoms and also reduce the need for surgery. Apart from this, it is also used by adult males to treat male pattern baldness.
How should I use Veltride (Dutasteride)?
Veltride (Dutasteride) comes in the form of tablets, which you should take by mouth, once per day. You may take it with or without food. If you are using it to treat an enlarged prostate, it may take 3 to 6 months for you to notice the full benefits of this drug. Do not stop taking this drug unless told to do so by your physician. Patients using this drug to treat male pattern baldness should consult their physician so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Veltride (Dutasteride)?
Patients taking Veltride (Dutasteride) may notice some side effects, such as:
Before you begin taking this drug, discuss the risk of side effects with your physician, and seek medical attention if any of these side effects worsen.
This drug is only intended for use in adult males. Women and children should avoid taking it.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not handle these tablets. There is a risk that this medication may be absorbed through the skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Veltride (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.