About Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules

Medication Name Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules
Medication Form Capsule
Used For Treating hair loss
Active Ingredients Dutasteride
Size 30 tablets
Patient Information Leaflet https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9277.pdf

What is Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules?

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules are a type of medication known as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. They contain the active ingredient Dutasteride, which helps to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth.

What are Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules used for?

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules are primarily used to treat hair loss in men, a condition also known as androgenetic alopecia. They can also be used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

How does Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules work?

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules work by inhibiting the action of an enzyme in the body called 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme converts the male hormone testosterone into a more potent form called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). High levels of DHT can shrink hair follicles and shorten the life span of hair in men, leading to hair loss. By reducing the production of DHT, Dutasteride helps to stop hair loss and increase hair growth.

Who are Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules suitable for?

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules are suitable for adult men who are experiencing hair loss. They are not suitable for women or children. People with a known allergy to Dutasteride or any other ingredients in the capsules should not take this medication. It is also not suitable for people with liver disease.

How to take Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules

  • Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not chew or open the capsule.
  • It can be taken with or without food.

You should take Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules once a day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you do not see immediate results, as it can take up to 6 months to see the full effect.

Buy Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules online from our online hair loss clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules Side Effects

Like all medications, Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Common Side Effects

  • Difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Ejaculation disorders

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Heart failure
  • Hair loss (alopecia)

Serious Side Effects

  • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hives

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Each capsule contains 0.5mg of Dutasteride.

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, titanium dioxide, red and yellow iron oxides, and talc.

Important Information

  • Do not take Dutasteride 0.5mg Capsules if you are allergic to dutasteride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Women, children and adolescents should not handle leaking Dutasteride Capsules, as the active ingredient can be absorbed through the skin.
  • Do not donate blood while taking Dutasteride and for at least 6 months after your last dose.