February 23 2020

DUTASTERIDE

List of brands containing dutasteride   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle dutasteride in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained on the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Dutasteride Is used in men to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a non-cancerous growth of the prostate caused by over-produce a hormone called dihydrotestosterone.

The active ingredient dutasteride belongs to a group of drugs named 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.

As the prostate enlarges, it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty in the flow of urine and a need to urinate more frequently. It can also cause the flow of urine be weaker and thinner.

If benign prostatic hyperplasia is untreated, there is a risk that the urine flow will be completely blocked (acute urinary retention). This requires immediate medical treatment.

Sometimes, surgery may be necessary to reduce the size of the prostate or to remove it. Dutasteride decreases the production of dihydrotestosterone and this helps to reduce the size of the prostate and relieve symptoms. This will reduce the risk of acute urinary retention and the need for surgery.

Dutasteride may also be used with another medicine called tamsulosin (used to treat symptoms of the enlarged prostate).

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given dutasteride.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

The active substance is dutasteride. Each soft capsule contains 0.5 mg dutasteride. The other ingredients are mono and diglycerides of caprylic / capric acid and butylated hydroxytoluene. The capsule shell contains gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide, medium chain triglycerides and lecithin. The printing ink contains red iron oxide (dye), polyvinyl acetate phthalate, propylene glycol and macrogol.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use dutasteride

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to dutasteride or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

If you have a severe liver disease.

This medicine is for men only. it should not be taken by women, children or adolescents.

Take special care with dutasteride

Make sure your doctor knows if you have problems with your liver. You may require some additional check during treatment with this medicine if you have had any illness affecting your liver.

Women, children, and adolescents must avoid contact with broken dutasteride capsules because the active ingredient can be absorbed through the skin.

If there is a contact of dutasteride with the skin, the affected area should be washed immediately with soap and water.

Use a condom during sex. Dutasteride has been found in the semen of men taking this drug.

If your partner is pregnant or might be pregnant, you should avoid to expose she to semen since dutasteride may affect the normal development of a male baby. Dutasteride has shown to reduce the sperm count, motility, and semen volume. This can reduce fertility.

Dutasteride may affect serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) that is sometimes used to detect prostate cancer. Your doctor may also use this test to detect prostate cancer. If you eill undergo a blood test for PSA, tell your doctor you are taking dutasteride.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any medications, even those without a prescription or herbal remedies.

Certain medicines can interact with dutasteride, which may favour the appearance of adverse effects.

Some of these drugs are:

- Verapamil or diltiazem (for the treatment of hypertension)
- Ritonavir or indinavir (for the treatment of HIV infection)
- Itraconazole or ketoconazole (to treat fungal infections)
- Nefadozone (an antidepressant).

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. It may be necessary to reduce the dose of dutasteride.

Use with food and beverages

This medicine can be taken with or without food.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation

always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should avoid contact with broken capsules. Dutasteride is absorbed through the skin and can affect the normal development of a male baby. This risk is especially important in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

Use a condom during sex. Dutasteride has been found in the semen of men taking the drug. If your partner is pregnant or might be pregnant, you should avoid exposing your partner to semen..

Dutasteride has shown to reduce the sperm count, mobility, and semen's volume. This can reduce fertility.

Consult your doctor if a pregnant woman has been in contact with dutasteride.

Driving and using machines

Dutasteride is unlikely to have an effect on your ability to drive and use machines.

How to use dutasteride     

Follow carefully instructions of use of dutasteride provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

What dose should you take?

The usual dose is one capsule (0.5 mg) once daily. The capsules should be swallowed whole with water. Do not chew or open the capsules. Contact with the contents of the capsules can irritate your mouth or throat.

Dutasteride treatment is for the long term. Some men may experience a rapid improvement in symptoms. However, others may need to continue treatment up to 6 months or more before an effect starts to occur.

Continue to take dutasteride during the time prescribed by your doctor.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take dutasteride     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking dutasteride.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of dutasteride. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with dutasteride at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with dutasteride, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

Ummediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.

If you forget to take dutasteride

If you miss a dose, do not take an extra dose; take the next tablet as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.

If you stop taking dutasteride

Do not stop treatment without first consulting your doctor. It may be required up to 6 months or more to see an improvement.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of dutasteride     

Like all medicines, dutasteride can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Allergic reaction: very rare

You should immediately contact your doctor if you experience any allergic reactions and stop taking the medicine.

Common side effects

- Impotence (Inability to achieve or maintain an erection)
- Decreased sexual drive (libido)
- A difficulty for ejaculation
- Breast swelling or tenderness (gynecomastia)
- Dizziness when taken with tamsulosin

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of dutasteride, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing dutasteride     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle dutasteride in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 & 90 capsules

Brazil:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 & 90 capsules

Canada:     

ACT DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
APO-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
AVODART 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTASTERIDE PRO DOC 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTASTERID SIVEM 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTASTERIDE SANIS HEALTH 0.5 mg, capsules
MED-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
MINT-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
PMS-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
RIVA-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
SANDOZ DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
TEVA-DUTASTERIDE 0.5 mg, capsules

France:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 capsules

Germany:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 & 90 capsules

India:     

DUPROST 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTAGEN 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTAS 0.5 mg, capsules
DUTRIDE 0.5 mg, capsules
ELDART 0.5 mg, capsules
STERDU 0.5 mg, capsules
VELTRIDE 0.5 mg, capsules

Italy:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 capsules

Japan:     

AVOLVE 0.5 mg, capsules

Mexico:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 & 90 capsules

Pakistan:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 capsules

Spain:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 & 90 capsules

Turkey:     

AVODART 0,5 mg, 30 capsules
DUTAPROS 0,5 mg, 30 capsules

United Kingdom:     

AVODART 500 mcg, 30 capsules

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

AVODART 0.5 mg, 7, 30 & 90 capsules

Page updated: December 20, 2010.