Dutasteride Alcohol interaction speaks to what is Dutasteride and side effects.
Dutasteride is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia commonly known as enlargement of the prostate which will help to reduce the occurrence of urinary blockage and the need for prostate surgery. It can also be used for other purposes.
Before consuming alcohol even moderate consumption you should discuss with your physician any possible side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Considerations before starting this drug are do not donate blood for at least 6 months, if you have a liver disease, results of a PSA test will be wrong, for only men not women or children, women and children should not even handle this drug especially pregnant women or those breast feeding.
Less serious side effects are breast enlargement or tenderness, decreased sexual desire or ability, erectile disfunction. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are rash, hives, itching, chest tightness, difficulty breathing or wheezing,swelling of the eyelids, face or lips. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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