What is Dutagen (Dutasteride) used for?
Dutagen (Dutagenteride) is an oral medication prescribed to treat men suffering from an enlarged prostate. It operates by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone to reduce the size of the prostate allowing easier urination, complete emptying of the bladder, or involuntary leakage of urine. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Always use Dutagen (Dutagenteride) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered daily, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Some patients using Dutagen (Dutagenteride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects appear being especially careful about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, severe skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in some cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Dutagen (Dutagenteride) should not be administered to patients who are women, allergic to soy or peanuts, allergic to 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, children under the age of eighteen, or those who have severely decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced liver function as this condition may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Dutagen (Dutagenteride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Dutagen (Dutagenteride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.