What is Dutagen (Dutasteride) used for?
Dutagen (Dutasteride) is an oral medication used 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, increased ability to empty the bladder, and reducing the occurrence of involuntary leakage of urine. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Dutagen (Dutasteride) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically administered each day, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Always swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. These may be taken on an empty stomach but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dutagen (Dutasteride)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Dutagen (Dutasteride) include:
Immediately inform your physician about any conditions you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing.
Dutagen (Dutasteride) should not be used by women, children under the age of eighteen, or if you are allergic to soy, alpha reductase inhibitors, or have decreased liver function. It is also important to inform your physician if you have mild or moderately decreased liver function as this condition may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your dosage or application frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dutagen (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.