Dutasteride Pharmacology


About Dutasteride
A 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, In benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH),male baldness.
Mechanism of Action of Dutasteride
This is a selective inhibitor of both type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5alpha-reductase (an intracellular enzyme that converts testosterone to 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone which influences the development of prostate gland). This decreasing level of this hormone relieves the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Pharmacokinets of Dutasteride
Absorption - Moderately absorbed after oral administration
Distribution- Widely distributed in the body as protein binding (99%) form
Metabolism- Metabolized in the liver.
Excretion- Excreted via fecal route
Onset of Action for Dutasteride
Duration of Action for Dutasteride
Half Life of Dutasteride
5 weeks
Side Effects of Dutasteride
1. Inability to have or maintain an erection
2. Decrease in sex drive
3. Difficulty ejaculating
4. Breast tenderness or enlargement
Contra-indications of Dutasteride
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2. Cancer of the prostate
3. Liver disease
4. Problems with urination
Special Precautions while taking Dutasteride
1.Dutasteride is intended for use by men only.
2.Take each dose with a full glass of water.
3.Swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew, crush or break the capsules

Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Dutasteride
1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
2. Male pattern baldness
Interactions for Dutasteride
Typical Dosage for Dutasteride
For benign prostatic hyperplasia- 0.5 milligram (mg) once a day
Schedule of Dutasteride
Storage Requirements for Dutasteride
Store at room temperature (25 degree C) away from light and moisture
Effects of Missed Dosage of Dutasteride
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Dutasteride
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

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