What is Duprost (Dutasteride) used for?
Duprost (Dutasteride) is an oral medication prescribed to treat men suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). It operates by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate alleviating symptoms such as the frequent need to urinate, inability to empty the bladder, or involuntary leakage of the urine. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use Duprost (Dutasteride) ?
Use Duprost (Dutasteride) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is usually administered daily, but your individual directions will be based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets before consuming them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Duprost (Dutasteride) ?
Duprost (Dutasteride) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your physician immediately if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. It may be necessary to lower your dosage or reduce your frequency of administration to prevent more problems from appearing.
Duprost (Dutasteride) should not be used by women, children under the age of eighteen, if you have an allergy to soy, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, or if you have severely reduced liver function. It is also important to disclose if you have mild to moderately reduced liver function as this condition may require lower doses or other changes to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as 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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.