DUTALFA Capsule COMBIPACK 10's


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Drug Information for DUTALFA Capsule COMBIPACK 10's

What is Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination used for?

Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate.

Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination work?

In Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination, Alfuzosin belongs to the class of drugs called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate gland. Thus, it helps in reducing the symptoms.

Dutasteride belongs to the class of drugs called 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting certain enzymes that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for the growth of the prostate. Thus, it helps in shrinking the prostate gland.

How to use Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination tablet, capsule , kit as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination with or without food.
  • Use the kit as per the guidelines printed on the leaflet.

If you miss a dose of Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?

Drugs that interact with Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination are:

  • Amiodarone
  • Atazanavir
  • Bexarotene
  • Diltiazem
  • Fluconazole
  • Fluconazole
  • Nifedipine
  • Ritonavir
  • Sirolimus
  • Tacrolimus
  • Voriconazole

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Pain or stiffness in the back, hips or thighs

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Alfuzosin + Dutasteride
  • Avoid Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination in case of allergic reactions.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Be cautious while using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not consume alcohol while using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination as it may cause dizziness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to use Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver, kidney or heart diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in Alfuzosin + Dutasteride

Frequently asked questions about Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination

  1. How is Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination stored?
  2. Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination should be stored at room temperature (15–30 °C), away from moisture and sunlight.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while on Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination?
  4. It is advisable to include nutrient-rich food in your diet as loss of appetite is one of the side effects of Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination.

  5. Can I discontinue using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination when I feel better?
  6. Do not stop using Alfuzosin + Dutasteride combination abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

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