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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dutamax. Please consult your doctor.
Dutamax is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effe... View More
Information regarding the use of Dutamax during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Dutamax does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Dutamax is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dutamax may not be needed in th... View More
Dutamax should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutamax may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Dutamax... View More
Dutamax is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It shrinks the size of the enlarged prostate gland to relieve symptoms like pain and d... View More
Uses of Dutamax
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Side effects of Dutamax
- Low sexual desire
- Allergic reaction
How to use Dutamax
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dutamax may be taken with or without food, but it... View More
How Dutamax works
Dutamax is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to ... View More
What if you forget to take Dutamax?
If you miss a dose of Dutamax, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Dutamax to shrink the enlarged prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention.
- It may take 3 to 6 months to see the full beneficial effect of Dutamax. Hence, continue taking the medicine as advised by your doctor.
- Dutamax is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive.
- Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Dutamax.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Benign prostatic hyperplasia Adult: 500 mcg once daily for at least 6 mth. Hepatic impairment: Severe: Contraindicated.
Renal impairment: Dose adjustment not necessary
Severe liver impairment; pregnant women, children, adolescent.
Mode of Action
Dutasteride has antiandrogenic properties. It inhibits 5alpha-reductase, thus preventing the conversion of testosterone to 5?-dihydrotestosterone which ... View More
Excreted in semen therefore use of condom is recommended. Women of childbearing potential should avoid handling dutasteride capsules. Advisable to exclu... View More
1-10% Impotence,Decreased libido,Ejaculation disorder,Breast disorders/gynecomastia <1% Dizziness Frequency Not Defined Cardiac failure,Prostat... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: X Lactation: Excretion in milk unknown/contraindicated
Plasma concentrations may be increased when used concomitantly w/ moderate or potent CYP3A4 inhibitors.
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More