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What is Veltride?
Veltride containing the active ingredient dutasteride belongs to a class of medications called 5 alpha reductase inhibitors. The medication works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to prevent benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The tablets can help treat conditions such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream and the need to urinate frequently or urgently.
How is Veltride used?
Veltride is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be taken whole and not chewed, crushed, split or broken before consuming.
Patients using Veltride may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Problems with ejaculation
- Breast enlargement or tenderness
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Veltride is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.