Drug products: Avidart, Avodart, Avodart®, Dutasteride Medical Valley
ATC code: G04CB02
As the substance is only used by men, analyses on sex or gender differences have not been considered relevant.
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 . In the US, dutasteride may potentially also be used for male pattern baldness (i.e., androgenetic alopecia) .
Date of litterature search: 2016-12-20
Reviewed by: Mia von Euler
Approved by: Karin Schenck-Gustafsson