Dutas Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It shrinks the size of the enlarged prostate gland to relieve symptoms like pain and difficulty in passing urine.
Dutas Capsule can be taken with or without food. The dose and duration of the medicine should be taken as per prescription. An overdose of it may cause harm to your health. It is better to take the medicine at the same time each day and it must be swallowed as a whole. It may take some time for the medicine to act upon the symptoms, so it is important to take the medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
This medicine is usually well tolerated. However, it may cause some mild sexual side effects such as low sexual drive, trouble getting and maintaining an erection (impotence), and decrease sperm count. Some people may also experience allergic reactions such as itching, rashes, and swelling of the lips or face. If you experience any of these side effects, consult your doctor without delay.
Before starting the treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health condition. Remember not to donate blood for six months after taking the last dose of this medicine.
BENEFITS OF DUTAS CAPSULE
In Benign prostatic hyperplasia
When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and the need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Dutas Capsule works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. It also helps to treat uncontrollable contractions (spasms) of the bladder muscles that causes frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control passing of urine. It also relieves painful, or frequent urination and reduces urgency to urinate. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.
HOW TO USE DUTAS CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dutas Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW DUTAS CAPSULE WORKS
Dutas Capsule is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes the prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dutas Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Dutas Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Dutas Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Dutas Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dutas Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dutas Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Dutas Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dutas Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dutas Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Dutas Capsule may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- Fluconazole : (SERIOUS)
- Itraconazole : (SERIOUS)
- Cilnidipine : (MODERATE)
- S-Amlodipine : (MODERATE)
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE DUTAS CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Dutas Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Dutas
- Decreased sperm count
- Decreased libido
- Ejaculation disorder
- Breast enlargement in male
- Breast tenderness in male
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.