What is Duride for?
This medication is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, prescribed for an enlarged prostate treatment. It blocks the production of a natural substance that enlarges the prostate and reduces the need for surgery.
How does Duride work?
Duride lowers prostate growth by lowering testosterone levels. It may lower the size of the prostate and help lower the signs. It helps hair regrowth and slows hair loss.
How should Duride be used?
Adult: PO- 500 mcg daily (treatment for 6 month may be required before benefit is obtained). It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Are there any side effects of Duride?
Enlarged breasts. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal. A fast growing prostate cancer may rarely happen.
Can Duride be consuemd with other medicines?
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. Taking them together can cause bad side effects. Hence, be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.