Dutas (Dutasteride) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate). It works by improving urinary flow. Studies have also shown that it can improve hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.
Dutas (Dutasteride) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate). It works by improving urinary flow. Studies have also shown that it can improve hair growth in men with male pattern baldness. This medication is classified as a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor and its mechanism of action is stopping testosterone from being converted into the androgen known as DHT.
The enlargement of the prostate gland and subsequent symptoms which occur (frequent urination or a weak stream of urine) are caused by DHT. By preventing the enzyme called 5 alpha reductase from triggering the conversion of testosterone to DHT, this medicine helps the prostate to shrink. This stops the prostate gland from pressing against the bladder, providing relief from urinary symptoms. As a result of this, urinary retention can be prevented and surgery for BHP may be avoided.
Androgenetic alopecia (also called male pattern baldness) is a condition that affects men, causing them to lose their hair gradually. Many leading medical experts believe that testosterone being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an important mediator in male pattern hair loss. As a result of this, a great deal of research has been carried out to further examine this medicine`s potential as a hair loss treatment. It has therefore become popular with men who have used it as a baldness treatment.
Dosage and Administration
Dutas (Dutasteride) is provided in the form of capsules, and the medicine content of each one is 0.5mg. When you see your physician, the correct dosage can be decided for you based on your symptoms and other individual factors. Adult men treating BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) are usually directed by their physician to administer 0.5mg (equal to one capsule) per day. In some cases, up to 6 months of treatment may be needed before an improvement in symptoms is noticed. It is important not to exceed the dosage recommended by your physician.