Generic name: dutasteride (doo TAS ter ide)
Dosage forms: oral capsule (0.5 mg)
Drug class: 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors
Dutasteride is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.
dutasteride is for use in men only.
Dutasteride may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dutasteride should never be taken by a woman or a child.
Dutasteride can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Dutasteride capsules should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant.
Side effects :-
Common side effects may include:
- decreased libido (sex drive);
- decreased amount of semen released during sex;
- impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection); or
- breast tenderness or enlargement.