Dutas T® is produced by Dr. Reddy's.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign prostatic hypertrophy or benign prostatic adenoma) is a noncancerous enlargement of cells in the central portion of the prostate. This squeezes the urethra, reduces the urine flow and makes it difficult for the patient to void his bladder.
BPH symptoms include frequent or urgent need to urinate, nocturia (frequent urinating at night), difficulty starting urination, urinary hesitancy, dribbling at the end of urination, straining while urinating, inability to completely empty the bladder.
Dutas T® contains Dutasteride and Tamsulosin as active ingredients.
Dutasteride is type I and type II 5α-reductase inhibitor, that hinders the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a male sex hormone (androgen) that causes prostate gland growth. Thereby Dutasteride decreases levels of DHT in the blood, Dutasteride stops prostate growth, allows prostate to shrink and alleviates difficulties during urination.
Tamsulosin is a selective alpha-blocker that decreases peripheral vascular resistance and lowers blood pressure by relaxing both arterial and venous smooth muscle. In such a way, Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Dutas T® is beneficial for men with pattern hair loss (MPHL), known also as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). DHT, which is also found in hair follicles, is the androgen responsible for hair loss, as it causes hair follicles to miniaturize and atrophy. Dutas T® promotes the hair growth and prevents the further hair loss from all areas of the scalp.
Remember, that Dutas T® can be used as an off-label treatment for male pattern baldness (MPB) only in men with BPH.
Dutas T® contains Dutasteride softgels (soft gelatin capsules) and Tamsulosin capsules.
Take one Dutasteride softgel and one capsule of Tamsulosin orally (by mouth) once a day, with or without food.
Dutas T® capsules should be swallowed whole.
You should take Dutas T® capsules at the same time every day.
Do not crush, chew, break or dissolve capsules before taking.
Take Dutas T® daily for at least 6 months or more if necessary before any noticeable results occur.
If Dutas T® has not worked for you over a 12 months course then it is unlikely that further treatment will benefit.
Do not stop taking Dutas T® suddenly, as any therapeutic benefits will be reversed.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist if you want to stop the treatment before time or if you are intended to prolong treatment.
While treating BPH, Dutas T® may be additionally beneficial for the improvement of MPHL (male pattern hair loss).
Missing a dose
If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not exceed the doctor's recommended dose.
If an overdose occurs and you are feeling unwell, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.