Dutas (Dutasteride)

Strength(s): 0.5 mg

Active Ingredient: Dutasteride

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Description

Dutas medication is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate. It also works to reduce the need for surgery to treat BPH and the risk of urinary blockage. This medication can be used together with other medications.

This drug belongs to a class of drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. This medication works by lowering the levels of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone responsible for prostate growth. Lowering the levels of DHT leads to the shrinkage of the enlarged prostate gland.

Precautions

Avoid this medication if:

  • You are pregnant or are planning on getting pregnant.
  • The patient is a child
  • You are allergic to the medication or any other 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.

There are medical conditions that may cause interaction with Dutas medication. Discuss with your doctor your medical history and medical conditions especially in these cases:

  • If you are taking any other form of medication, prescription, nonprescription, herbal or dietary supplement.
  • If you are allergic to any medication or other substances.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning on getting pregnant.
  • If you have a history of prostate cancer, abnormal liver function tests, liver problems or increased serum prostate-specific antigen levels.
  • If you have urinary tract problems, heart failure or problems urinating.

There are medicines that interact with Dutas. Ritonavir may lead to increased risk of Dutas’ side effects.

How to use Dutas

This medication should only be used as directed by the doctor or pharmacist. Also, read the dosing instructions on the label of the medication. Dutas medication comes with an extra leaflet. In case of any questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for clarification.

This medication should be swallowed whole. It should not be crushed, chewed, broken or opened prior to swallowing. Also, capsules that are deformed, discolored, cracked or leaking should not be taken. Dutas can cause irritation to the lips, mouth or throat.

To get the most benefit out of this medication, take it on a regular basis. Also, for easy rememberance, take this medication at the same time every day. This medication should be taken to the end of the prescribed period and should not be stopped even when you feel better.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the dose entirely. Avoid double-dosing.

Safety Information

Taking Dutas may cause an increase in the risk of certain birth defects. Pregnant women should not take this medication at all. Also, those planning on getting pregnant should also not take this medication. absorption of Dutas into the skin may result in unintended fetal exposure.

Dutas remains in the bloodstream for about 4-6 months. During this period, avoid donating blood. Dutas medication may lead to an increase in the risk of a certain kind of prostate cancer.

Availability

You can order Dutas online and have it delivered to the destination to choose. To get cheap Dutas, buy only from online pharmacies with your prescription. If you do not have a prescription, you can get an online one from any online pharmacy. Also, buy your refills from an online pharmacy to enjoy great discounts.

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