Manufacturer: Apotex Inc.
Dutasteride / Tamsulosin Teva is used in men to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) – a non-cancerous growth of the prostate caused by overproducing a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, in patients already controlled with dutasteride and tamsulosin given by the time. Dutasteride / Tamsulosin Teva is a combination of two different medicines called dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride belongs to a group of medicines called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and tamsulosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha blockers. As the prostate enlarges, it can lead to urinary problems such as difficulty in the flow of urine and a need to urinate more frequently. It can also cause the stream of urine to be smaller and less strong. If benign prostatic hyperplasia is not treated, there is a risk that the flow of urine will be completely blocked (acute urine retention). This requires immediate medical treatment. Surgery may sometimes be necessary to shrink or remove the prostate. Dutasteride causes the production of dihydrotestosterone to decrease and this helps to reduce the size of the prostate and relieve symptoms. This will reduce the risk of acute urine retention and the need for surgery. Tamsulosin works by relaxing the muscles of the prostate, making urination easier and quickly improving symptoms.