WHAT IS DUTASTERIDE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dutasteride is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound that is a selective inhibitor of both the type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5 alpha-reductase used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce the need for prostate surgery later. Dutasteride is sometimes given with another medication called tamsulosin (Flomax). Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.
Duratestide is also highly effective in androgenic alopecia and in some studies it is found to be superior to Finasteride.
Dutasteride is available under the following different brand names: Avodart.
Dosage of Dutasteride:
Dosage Forms and Strengths
Dosing Consideraations – Should be Given as Follows:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
0.5 mg orally once/day
0.5-1 mg orally once/day