What is Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost | Avodart Generic
Duprost capsules 0.5mg are used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is an enlarged prostate gland. Duprost capsules 0.5mg help to shrink the prostate and reduce the risk of urinary retention caused by restricted urine flow as the prostate gland becomes enlarged and presses against the urethra (urine outlet tube from the bladder), which helps urine to flow more easily, prevents urine backlog in the bladder and restores bladder control. This relieves symptoms like the need for frequent urination, inability to empty the bladder, strain, and difficulty passing urine.
The improved urine flow and reduction in symptoms may reduce the need for surgery due to moderate to severe symptoms of BHP. As a side effect of its intended use, Duprost capsules 0.5mg are also used to treat male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) by increasing hair growth and preventing further hair loss from all areas of the scalp, including the front. This can reverse balding in men with mild to moderate hair loss but does not restore hair that has been lost for a long time. Duprost capsules 0.5mg are not used to treat hair loss in women.
Warning: Exposure of women – Risk to male fetus: Dutasteride is absorbed through the skin. Therefore, women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should not handle dutasteride soft gelatin capsules because of the possibility of absorption of dutasteride and the potential risk of a foetal anomaly to a male foetus.
Brand name: Avodart, Jalyn.
How Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost | Avodart Generic work
Duprost 0.5mg capsules contain dutasteride that specifically inhibits the action of both forms (type I and type II) of the enzyme 5α-reductase, that convert the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the skin and the liver. DHT is the androgen primarily responsible for the development and growth of the prostate gland. DHT also causes benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is when the prostate becomes enlarged.
Duprost capsules 0.5mg reduce the levels of DHT in the blood, so that prostate growth is no longer stimulated in men with BPH allowing the enlarged prostate to shrink. DHT, which is also found in hair follicles, is the androgen responsible for hair loss, as it causes hair follicles in the scalp to gradually shrink producing smaller and thinner hairs, which eventually do not emerge from the follicle. Duprost capsules 0.5 mg (Avodart alternative) reverses the balding process as it blocks the build-up of DHT in the hair follicles of the scalp, allowing the hair to grow normally.
Treating hair loss with Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost, Avodart Alternative
Duprost capsules 0.5mg contain Dutasteride 0.5 mg that is used to treat male pattern hair loss. Duprost capsules 0.5mg specifically inhibit the action of both forms (type I and type II) of the enzyme 5α-reductase that converts the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is found in hair follicles and is the androgen that is responsible for hair loss. DHT causes hair follicles in the scalp to gradually shrink producing smaller and thinner hairs, which eventually do not emerge from the follicle. Duprost capsules 0.5 mg reverses the balding process as it blocks the build-up of DHT in the hair follicles of the scalp, allowing the hair to grow normally.
Side effects of Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost, Avodart
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Duprost capsules 0.5mg include temporary impotence (whilst continuing on treatment) and low libido. Less common side effects include breast tenderness and enlargement (gynecomastia) and itchy skin rash.
When should Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost, Avodart not be used
You should not use Duprost capsules 0.5mg if you are:
- A woman, Duprost is not intended for use by women and can be harmful to an unborn child
- Allergic to dutasteride or any other ingredient in Duprost
- Taking medication that may interact with Duprost and may increase your risk for side-effects, including verapamil or diltiazem (for high blood pressure), ritonavir or indinavir (for HIV), itraconazole or ketoconazole (for fungal infections) nefazodone (an antidepressant).
How to use Dutasteride 0.5mg Duprost
You should take capsules Duprost 0.5mg with a glass of water once a day with or without food, for up to 6 months or longer, as recommended by your doctor. Do not chew the capsule or open it, as this may make your mouth or throat sore. You should continue to take Duprost capsules 0.5mg for as long as your doctor recommends, which may be for 3 months or longer. It can take 6 months or more for Duprost capsules 0.5mg to improve symptoms of BPH, as the prostate shrinks slowly and if you stop taking Duprost capsules during this time, your prostate makes start to grow again. It can take several months for new hair to grow and if you stop taking your Duprost capsules 0.5mg tablets during this time, hair loss may resume.
You should continue to take Duprost capsules 0.5mg for as long as your doctor recommends, which may be for 3 months or longer.
If you miss a dose of Duprost capsules 0.5mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
Keep your Duprost capsules 0.5mg in their blister packs and store in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C. Keep away from direct sunlight.