Dutasteride is a medication used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate.


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What is Dutasteride?

Dutasteride capsules treat men with an enlarged prostate. Known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, this is a non-cancerous growth that is formed by the prostate gland and is caused by the production of too much of the hormone dihydrotestosterone. 

How does it work?

Dutasteride works by lowering the production of the dihydrotestosterone hormone which helps to shrink the prostate and relieve symptoms. 

Is Dutasteride suitable for me?

Dutasteride is intended to be used by men only. Talk to your doctor before taking Dutasteride capsules.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Impotence (not being able to achieve or maintain an erection)
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Difficulty with ejaculation
  • Breast enlargement or tenderness

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Dutasteride.

Always take this medication exactly as your doctor has told you. Take one 0.5mg capsule once a day. Swallow whole with water. 

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Additional Information

Dutasteride works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that plays a role in the enlargement of the prostate. Dutasteride is available in brand-name and generic versions. 

Dutasteride is a prescription medication. It comes as an oral capsule. Dutasteride is usually taken once daily with or without food. When dutasteride is used to treat BPH, it may take up to 6 months to see the full effects. When dutasteride is used for hair loss, it may take 3 months or longer to see the full effects.

Dutasteride can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a medication works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well. To help avoid interactions, your healthcare provider should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Taking dutasteride with other drugs can increase the levels of dutasteride in your body. This raises your risk of side effects from dutasteride. If you take ritonavir (Norvir) with dutasteride, avoid taking more than 2.5 mg of dutasteride per day. 

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Is Dutasteride a testosterone blocker?

Dutasteride is not a testosterone blocker. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is responsible for the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics. blocking testosterone would result in feminization, not hair growth. Rather, dutasteride works by reducing levels of DHT, which is thought to play a role in hair loss. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a hormone that plays an important role in the development of male pattern baldness. By reducing levels of DHT, dutasteride can help improve hair growth and prevent hair loss.

What is the difference between Dutasteride and Finasteride?

Both dutasteride and finasteride are 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. They work by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a hormone that plays an important role in the development of male pattern baldness. By reducing levels of DHT, dutasteride and finasteride can help improve hair growth and prevent hair loss.

The main difference between dutasteride and finasteride is that dutasteride is a dual 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, while finasteride is a selective 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.

Is this medication suitable for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

Is Dutasteride a steroid?

No, Dutasteride is not a steroid. Steroids are a class of drugs that are used to treat a variety of conditions, including inflammation and hormonal imbalances. They work by mimicking the effects of the hormone testosterone. Dutasteride, on the other hand, is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.

When is the best time to take Dutasteride?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some doctors recommend taking dutasteride once a day, while others recommend taking it every other day. The decision of when to take dutasteride should be made in consultation with a doctor.

How do I order my medication?

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