Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using dutasteride tablets.
Indications and Usage
Dutasteride is indicated in the treatment of symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
It reduces the size of the enlarged prostate and gives relief to the patient.
Dutasteride Tablets also reduces the need for benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery.
However, dutasteride does not prevent prostate cancer; it may slightly increase the risk of developing serious prostate cancer.
Administration and Dosage
Use of dutasteride tablets during pregnancy or breastfeeding appears to be harmful. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking dutasteride.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 0.5mg taken once per day.
Dutasteride is not for teenagers below the age of 18years.
Possible interactions with dutasteride tablets include carbamazepine, warfarin, digoxin, calcium channel antagonist, alpha-adrenergic antagonist, and cytochrome P450 3A inhibitors.
Dutasteride tablets should not be taken with alcohol.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with dutasteride tablets.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect dutasteride tablets overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do NOT take dutasteride if:
- You are hypersensitive to its active ingredients;
- You are a woman;
- You are below 18 years old;
- You have prostate cancer or undiagnosed urology condition;
- You have history cardiac failure;
- You have severe liver damage.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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