Dutasteride belongs to 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors and is used in benign prostatic hyperplasia. They prevent the formation of Dihydrotestosterone which is responsible for prostate enlargement. Common side effects include painful or enlarged breasts, erection and ejaculation issues, reduced sperm count, and sex drive. It also increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have been using Dutasteride tablets for the past one month for hair loss treatment. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the past one month. Now, I have come to know that this is the side effect of Dutasteride. How to get out of this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Drugs like Dutasteride acts by inhibition of conversion of testosterone to its more active and potent form of dihydrotestosterone. Thus the side effects may include loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, low mood, irritability and depression. Although, the frequency o... Read Full »