DUTASTERIDE- dutasteride capsule
Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc
Dutasteride capsules are for use by men only.
Read this patient information before you start taking dutasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is Dutasteride?
Dutasteride capsules are prescription medicine that contains dutasteride. Dutasteride is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate to:
Do Not Take Dutasteride if you are:
Before you take Dutasteride, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Dutasteride and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects. Dutasteride may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how dutasteride works.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take Dutasteride?
Dutasteride may cause serious side effects, including:
Depressed mood has been reported in patients receiving dutasteride capsules.
Dutasteride has been shown to reduce sperm count, semen volume, and sperm movement. However, the effect of dutasteride on male fertility is not known.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Your healthcare provider may check you for other prostate problems, including prostate cancer before you start and while you take dutasteride. A blood test called PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is sometimes used to see if you might have prostate cancer. Dutasteride will reduce the amount of PSA measured in your blood. Your healthcare provider is aware of this effect and can still use PSA to see if you might have prostate cancer. Increases in your PSA levels while on treatment with dutasteride (even if the PSA levels are in the normal range) should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects with dutasteride. For more information, ask you healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store Dutasteride Capsules?
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a patient leaflet. Do not use dutasteride capsules for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give dutasteride capsules to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This patient information leaflet summarizes the most important information about dutasteride capsules. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider.
You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about dutasteride capsules that is written for health professionals.
What are the ingredients in Dutasteride Capsules?
Active ingredient: dutasteride, USP.
Inactive ingredients: butylated hydroxy toluene, gelatin, glycerin, methylparaben, mono and diglycerides, propylparaben and titanium dioxide. The capsule is printed with black pharmaceutical ink which contains alcohol, ammonium hydroxide, ferric oxide black, isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, propylene glycol and purified water.
How does Dutasteride Capsule work?
Prostate growth is caused by a hormone in the blood called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dutasteride lowers DHT production in the body, leading to shrinkage of the enlarged prostate in most men. While some men have fewer problems and symptoms after 3 months of treatment with dutasteride, a treatment period of at least 6 months is usually necessary to see if dutasteride will work for you.
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