Product Name: Dutasteride
storage temp: -20°C Freezer
appearance: White Crystalline Solid
Usage:Prostate enlargement, male pattern hair loss, seborrheic alopecia, hereditary hair loss
|Dutasteride (trademark name Avodart) is a dual 5-α reductase inhibitor that inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Used for benign prostatic hyperplasia; however, it increases the risk of erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual desire.
Dutasteride useful for the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); colloquially known as an "enlarged prostate". In those who are being regularly screened 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (finasteride and dutasteride) reduce the overall risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer however there is insufficient data to determine if they have an effect on the risk of death and may increase the chance of more serious cases.
Dutasteride and finasteride are very similar drugs. The following table lists their features.
|Use||treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia||treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia*|
|Is a generic version available?||yes||yes|
|Strength||0.5 mg||5 mg|
|How do I take it?||by mouth||by mouth|
|How often do I take it?||once daily||once daily|
|Do I take it for long-term or short-term treatment?||long term**||long term**|
|How do I store it?||between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C)||between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C)|
*Finasteride can also be used to treat male pattern hair loss.
**Treatment usually continues for the rest of your life.
The main difference between dutasteride and finasteride is the intensity of the effect. Finasteride 1mg blocks about 70% of DHT, whereas dutasteride 0.5mg blocks more than 90%. This means that dutasteride is more effective at stopping the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Since DHT is what causes hair loss, this results in more hair regrowth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs compared to finasteride.
|Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia .|
|Dutasteride is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.Dutasteride is sometimes given with another medication called tamsulosin. Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications.|
|Dutasteride is used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]) in men with an enlarged prostate. It helps decrease your risk of a complete blockage of urine flow (acute urinary retention).
This drug can be as an alternative to surgery for men who are uncomfortable with undergoing surgery.
|Dutasteride is used by men only.|