Get a Prescription for Dutasteride Online
Dutasteride is generally used to treat male pattern baldness and BPH, a prostate gland disorder that enlarges and causes urinary difficulties. You can get a Dutasteride online prescription by connecting with our online doctor at Your Doctors Online, who will ask you to describe your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. Then, if deemed necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment or a visit to a clinic. However, please note a prescription will only be provided after consultation with the doctor and if the treatment is considered suitable and safe for you.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have been diagnosed with BPH. Can I get some form of treatment?
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- Dutasteride, 0.5 mg/day for 1 month
- Follow-up PSA levels and prolonged treatment are required for efficacy.
What is Dutasteride and How to Take It
Dutasteride is used in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH; prostate gland enlargement) alone or in combination with another medicine (tamsulosin [Flomax]). Dutasteride treats BPH symptoms and may lessen the risk of developing acute urine retention (sudden inability to urinate). Dutasteride may also reduce the likelihood of needing prostate surgery. Dutasteride belongs to a class of drugs known as type 1 and type 2 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. It works by preventing the synthesis of a natural chemical that causes the prostate to expand. Dutasteride is available under the brand name Avodart.
Dutasteride over the counter is not available. It is taken orally as a capsule and is usually prescribed to be taken once a day, with or without food, at the same time each day. It’s important to carefully follow the instructions on the prescription label and seek clarification from your doctor or pharmacist if needed. The capsules should be swallowed whole, not opened, chewed, or crushed. It may take 3 to 6 months or longer to experience the full benefits of dutasteride, so it’s important to continue taking it as prescribed, even if symptoms improve. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use this medication since it can be absorbed through the skin and harm an unborn baby.
Important Information About Dutasteride
Following are some points that you should know about dutasteride:
- It can interact with medications that affect liver enzymes, such as ketoconazole and verapamil, potentially leading to dutasteride levels.
- Dutasteride may cross-react with other increased 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors like finasteride, increasing the risk of side effects.
- Common adverse effects include low libido, erectile dysfunction, breast enlargement, and ejaculation problems.
- Dutasteride is not recommended in women, particularly during pregnancy or breastfeeding, due to potential harm to the developing fetus or newborn.
- Regular monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels is advised during dutasteride treatment to assess for potential prostate cancer risk.
FAQs About Dutasteride
Do you need a prescription for dutasteride?
Yes, This medication is only available with a doctor's prescription.
How can I refill my Avodart prescription?
You will require an Avodart prescription for a refill. You can get your Avodart online prescription by consulting our online doctor at Your Doctors online. Your prescription will be faxed to the pharmacy of your choice.
What happens if I miss a dose of Avodart?
If you forget to take a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible.If your next dose time is approaching, skip the missed dose and take next in schedule your regular dosing regimen. Do not take two doses.
What are two serious precautions for Avodart?
Regular monitoring of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels is essential during Avodart treatment. Dutasteride can reduce PSA levels, masking the existence of prostate cancer. As a result, healthcare practitioners should interpret PSA values with caution and consider additional testing if there is a suspicion of prostate cancer. Pregnant women, in particular, should avoid handling crushed or broken Avodart capsules. Dutasteride can be absorbed via the skin and may affect an unborn child. If accidental exposure occurs, seek medical attention immediately.
What happens if I take too much dutasteride?
Taking too much dutasteride will increase your chances of having side effects. Overdose can cause severe dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, and a rapid or irregular heartbeat.
How long should Avodart be taken?
Some men experience a rapid improvement in their symptoms, while others may need to continue taking AVODART for 3-6 months to see if it helps them.
Is dutasteride hard on the liver?
Although dutasteride is associated with a modest prevalence of transient blood aminotransferase increases, it has not been connected to clinically apparent acute liver injury.
Is dutasteride hard on the kidneys?
Dutasteride is metabolized chiefly in the liver and eliminated in the faeces. Because the kidneys do not predominantly remove it, it is not thought to be harmful to the kidneys. In rare circumstances, however, dutasteride use has been linked to a slight increase in serum creatinine levels, a measure of renal function.
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