Dutasteride
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Dutasteride?

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• This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It may take several months to see the full effect.

• This medicine is used to improve hair growth in male pattern baldness. It may take 3 months to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 6 months after stopping.

• Do not touch capsules if you are pregnant or of childbearing age.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy during treatment and for 6 months after treatment ends. Use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Breast enlargement.

• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is usually reversible.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison...

 
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