Duprost 0.5 mg is used only in men for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement) such as painful urination or urinary urgency. This medicine should be used only by men. Women and children are advised not to handle this medicine since there is a chance of absorption through the skin. This medicine is not recommended for use in below 18 years of age due to safety and efficacy clinically have not been established.
It is contains Dutasteride which belongs to the group of medicines called 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors. It is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) among adult men.
BPH (also known enlarged prostate) is a non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland caused due to increased production of a stress hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in aging men. Symptoms of BPH includes urinary problems such as difficulty in passing urine, urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine), frequent urination at night, or painful ejaculation.
Duprost 0.5 mg is highly used in combination with other medicines (such as tamsulosin or silodosin) to achieve better results. During treatment with , your doctor will regularly monitor your serum PSA levels (prostate specific antigen) to rule out risk of unwanted side effects.
Before taking inform your doctor if you any liver or kidney problems. Women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant should not come in contact with pills as it may cause serious harm to the growing fetus.
Men taking should use condom to prevent seminal exposure of it to their partners who are in childbearing age group.
Uses of Duprost 0.5 mg Capsule
What is it prescribed for?
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
This medicine is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement) which is a condition in men where the prostate gland is enlarged and the patients have difficulty passing urine
Take as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. it can be taken with or without meals.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking without consulting your doctor.
How Duprost 0.5 mg Work
It is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It blocks the activity of certain enzymes (Type II 5α-reductase) in the body that is responsible for converting normal male hormones (testosterone) into stress hormones (dihydrotestosterone) which causes abnormal prostate enlargement. As a result, it shrinks the size of an enlarged prostate and reduces the signs and symptoms of BPH.
The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Side effects of Duprost 0.5 mg
1.Major & minor side effects for Duprost 0.5 mg Capsule
2.Chest pain and discomfort
3.Swelling of face and lips
Take this medicine as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. This medicine is recommended only for men. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any side effects and do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
1.What is the use of Duprost 0.5 mg ?
Duprost 0.5 mg is used to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in adult men. It helps in the shrinkage of an enlarged prostate and reduce the unpleasant symptoms associated with BPH.
2.Can Duprost 0.5 mg helps to urinate easily?
Duprost 0.5 mg shrinks the size of an abnormally enlarged prostate which obstructs urine flow in patients with BPH. As a result, it improves urine flow and reduces pain or discomfort while passing urine.
3.Can Duprost 0.5 mg help to dissolve kidney stones?
No. Duprost 0.5 mg is only used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. It cannot dissolve kidney stones. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
4.Can the use of Duprost 0.5 mg reduce hair fall?
Duprost 0.5 mg is intended to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is not recommended for use in reducing hair fall. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
5.Can the use of Duprost 0.5 mg affect my sexual life?
It may cause problems in sperm release (ejaculation) or decrease in sex drive. These side effects are usually temporary and disappears once therapy has been stopped. However, consult your doctor if they trouble you.
6.What is the best time to take Duprost 0.5 mg ?
Take regularly at the same time each day. It can be taken in the morning or at night with or without meals as instructed by your doctor.
7.What are the side effects of Duprost 0.5 mg ?
The most common side effects of taking are low sex drive, impotence, difficulty in reaching orgasm, low sperm count and problems in ejaculation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
8.How long will it take for Duprost 0.5 mg to show the results?
It may take around 4 weeks for to show results. However, this period may vary from patient-to-patient depending upon their disease condition. Therefore, continue to take this medicine as advised by your doctor.
9.What to do if I forgot to take a dose of Duprost 0.5 mg ?
If you have missed a dose of , take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of to compensate the missed ones.
10.Can I stop taking Duprost 0.5 mg once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking without consulting your doctor. Make sure to take this medicine for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.