dutasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in older men.
How it Works
dutasteride blocks the enzyme called 5-alpha reductase which helps in the conversion of the hormone testosterone to the more potent hormone dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is responsible for making the prostate enlarged. Therefore, a reduced amount of dihydrotestosterone with the help of dutasteride causes the prostate to shrink, this helps in the passing of urine more easily.
Common Side effects
Patients who take dutasteride may suffer from such side effects; Erectile dysfunction, Impotence, Noticeably reduced libido, Decreased volume of semen released when ejaculating, Body hair loss or growth of scalp hair, Enlargement or tenderness of the breasts
Avn 2002, the FDA approved Avodart (dutasteride 0.5mg) for the treatment of prostate enlargement in men (the medical term is symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Dutasteride is not approved for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Generic Avodart which is known as Dutasteride inhibits both type 1 and type 2 5 acts as reductase, ood for the treatment of for BHP or called as Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which this medicine is already approved on 0.5 mg. This is very potent which is actually thrice as potent as finasteride on inhibiting the type 15 known as the reductase enzyme. This drug medicine was approved in 2002 by FDA for the treatment on prostate enlargement among men or BHP. It is not actually approved for hair loss treatment but still may are experimenting on using it for their hair.
Dutasteride is like finasteride which is an inhibitor of enzyme 5 alphas, the alpha reductase which is in control for the changing of testosterone into DHT or dihydrotestosterone. This unique medicine inhibits not only Type II enzyme but also Type I of 5 alphas. Thus it gives a dual effect to enhance the potency of the drug yet increases the adverse reactions.
Use for BHP treatment.
Dosage and administration
Dutasteride can be swallow either there