Brand name(s): Avodart
Precautions While Using This Medicine
It is very important that your doctor check you at regular visits for any problems that may be caused by this medicine.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. It is very important that you take all of your medicine. Your doctor will discuss with you any changes in your medicine. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Pregnant women or women who may become pregnant should not handle or touch the capsules. Dutasteride can be absorbed through the skin and can cause a risk to the developing male baby. It is very important that pregnant women or women who could become pregnant use caution in handling dutasteride capsules or avoid handling them at all. If a woman does come into contact with this medicine, the affected area should be washed right away with soap and water, especially if the capsule is leaking.
Men who have taken dutasteride should not donate blood until 6 months has passed since their last dose. Dutasteride can remain in your blood for a long time, and can be passed on to a pregnant woman receiving a blood transfusion.
Last Revised: 12/13/2004
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2 weeks ago I lost my father, 63 from what the ICU doctors called Lactic acidosis which is addressed in the first line of the "Before taking this medication" section of his prescription. My father was diagnosed with Type 1 about 12 years ago and been managing his blood sugar with 2 insulin shots a day. I'm not sure if it's common to prescribe this drug along with insulin shots for Type 1 patients but it clearly states on the drug website and the precautions it should not be used to treat Type 1 patients. My question to the forum is have you heard of using both to control sugar levels?
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