DUODART . 0.5 mg. 0.4 mg. 30 capsules
DUODART . 0.5 mg. / 0.4 mg. 30 capsules
DUODART WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Duodart is used to treat men with an enlarged prostate - non-cancer growth of the prostate gland, caused by producing too much hormone called dihydrotestosterone.
Duodart a combination of two different medicines called dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride belongs to a group of medicines known as inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase and Tamsulosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers.
Increasing the size of the prostate can cause urinary problems such as difficulty in passing urine frequently and need the toilet. It may also lead to slower and more subdued stream of urine. If this condition is left untreated, the risk of complete blockage of urine flow, which requires immediate medical treatment. In some cases require surgery to remove or reduce the size of the prostate gland.
Dutasteride reduces the production of dihydrotestosterone, which helps to reduce prostate and relieve symptoms. This will reduce the risk of acute urinary retention and need for surgery. Tamsulosin works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland you, making it easier to pass urine and quickly improve your symptoms.
BEFORE YOU TAKE DUODART
Do not take Duodart
If you are allergic to dutasteride, other inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, tamsulosin or any of the other ingredients of Duodart.
If you have low blood pressure, you feel dizzy or faint
If you have severe liver disease.
This medicine is for men only. It should not be taken by women, children or adolescents.
Take special care with Duodart
Make sure your doctor knows about liver problems. If you have a medical condition that affects your liver, you may need to perform further your studies while taking Duodart.
Surgery to treat cataracts. If you have scheduled surgery to remove the cataracts of the eyes, your doctor may tell you to temporarily stop taking before surgery Duodart. Before you have surgery, tell your doctor that Duodart or tamsulosin. It will take appropriate measures to prevent complications during your surgery.
Women, children and adolescents should not touch the capsules Duodart tampered with because the substance can be absorbed through the skin.
After contact with skin, wash immediately affected area with soap and water.
Use a condom during sexual intercourse. Dutasterod is found in the semen of men taking Duodart. If your partner is or may be pregnant, she should not be in your semen as dutasteride may affect the normal development of a male baby. It was found that dutasteride reduces the number and motility and sperm volume, which can reduce your fertility.
Duodart can affect a blood test for PSA, which is sometimes used to detect prostate cancer. Your doctor should be aware of this effect. However, he may use this test to detect prostate cancer. If you are prescribed laboratory tests for PSA, tell your doctor that Duodart.
Pregnancy and lactation
Women who are pregnant should not come into contact with the contents of the capsules. Dutasteride is absorbed through the skin and can affect the normal development of a male baby. The risk is particularly high during the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
Use a condom during sexual intercourse. Dutasteride is found in the semen of men taking Duodart. If your partner is or may be pregnant, she should not be in your semen.
DRIVE AND USE MACHINES
Some people feel dizzy taking Duodart so that the medication can affect your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Do not drive or operate machinery if this applies to you.
Important information about some of the ingredients of DUODART
It contains the coloring agent sunset yellow, which may cause allergic reactions.
Duodart is used to treat men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) - non-cancer growth of the prostate gland caused by producing too much hormone called dihydrotestosterone. Duodart a combination of two different medicines called dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride belongs to a group of medicines known as inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase and Tamsulosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Dutasteride reduces the production of DHT, which helps to reduce prostate and relieve symptoms. Tamsulosin works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland, making it easier to pass urine and quickly relieves the symptoms.
The usual dose is one capsule taken once a day, 30 minutes after eno same meal. The capsules should be swallowed whole with water.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Signs of an allergic reaction may include:
Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, hands and feet
Duodart can cause dizziness and fainting occasionally. Until you know how the medicine, gently up from a lying or sitting position, especially if you wake up during the night. If you feel dizzy while on treatment, sit or lie down until symptoms have subsided.
Common side effects:
Decreased sex drive
Increase or tenderness of breasts
Uncommon side effects:
Constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea
Weakness or loss of strength
Low blood pressure when standing
Itchy, stuffy or runny nose
Skin rash, hives, itching
Very rare side effects:
Prolonged painful erection of the penis
The active ingredients are dutasteride and tamsulosin hydrochloride. Each capsule contains 0.5 mg dutasteride and 0.4 mg tamsulosin hydrochloride.
The ingredients are:
Hard capsule shell: hypromellose, carrageenan, potassium chloride, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide, yellow Sensei, carnauba wax, corn starch.
Contents of the hard capsule: mono-and diglycerides of caprylic / capric acid and butylated hidroksitoluol, gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide, iron oxide yellow, triglycerides, lecithin, microcrystalline cellulose, methacrylic acid - ethyl acrylate copolymer, talc, triethyl citrate