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Classification: B

Drug products: Avidart, Avodart, Avodart®, Dutasteride Medical Valley

ATC code: G04CB02

Substances: dutasteride


As the substance is only used by men, analyses on sex or gender differences have not been considered relevant.

Additional information

Dutasteride is used for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) [1-2], to reduce the risk of acute urinary retention (AUR) and in surgery in patients with moderate to severe symptoms of BPH. Dutasteride is contraindicated in women [1]. In the US, dutasteride may potentially also be used for male pattern baldness (i.e., androgenetic alopecia) [2].

Updated: 2016-12-23

Date of litterature search: 2016-12-20


  1. Fass.se [cited 2016-12-20]. länk
  2. Physicians' Desk Reference. http://www.pdr.net. [cited 2016-12-20]. länk
  3. Läkemedelsstatistik. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen. 2015 [cited 2016-12-19.] Socialstyrelsens statistikdatabas

Authors: Mia von Euler, Linnéa Karlsson Lind

Reviewed by: Mia von Euler

Approved by: Karin Schenck-Gustafsson