Duagen (Dutasteride) is for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is also called an enlarged prostate. It is a noncancerous increase size of the prostate gland.
This medication helps to relieve symptoms of BPH such as trouble in starting the flow of urine and weak stream. It also relieves the necessity to urinate frequently or urgently especially during the middle of the night. This drug may also reduce the need for surgery to treat BPH.
Duagen (Dutasteride) is not approved for the prevention of prostate cancer. It may slightly increase the risk of developing a very serious form of prostate cancer.
How does Duagen (Dutasteride) work?
Duagen (Dutasteride) inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT. It is the androgen primarily responsible for the initial development. It is also responsible for the subsequent enlargement of the prostate gland. This drug does not bind to the human androgen receptor. This reduces the size of the enlarged prostate.
Why use Duagen (Dutasteride)?
Duagen (Dutasteride) is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound. It is a selective inhibitor of both the type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5alpha-reductase (5AR). It is an intracellular enzyme that converts testosterone 5a-dihydrotestosterone (DHT.
Duagen Soft Gelatin Capsule contains 0.5mg of Dutasteride as an active ingredient. It is a white to pale yellow powder, soluble I ethanol, and insoluble in water. This drug is available for oral administration and in yellow capsules with red print. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Duagen (Dutasteride)?
The dosage depends on your condition and response.
This is usually taken once a day by mouth. You may take it with or without food. Take it at the same time each day. Swallow the capsule as a whole. Take it exactly as it is prescribed.
What are the side-effects of Duagen (Dutasteride)?
- Decreased in sex drive
- Trouble getting or keeping an erection
- Ejaculation problems
- A decrease in sperm count and activity
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- Peeling skin
- Swelling of your tongue, throat, or face
Warnings and Precautions
- This is not prescribed during pregnancy. Consult your doctor first if you are breastfeeding women.
- Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current treatments.
- You should not donate blood while using this medication and for at least 6 months after you stop taking it.
- Keep this away from the reach of children or pets.