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#1

SIDE EFFECTS…OR…ALLERGIC REACTION TO DUTASTERIDE?

After posting here yesterday, I did some further research concerning side effects with dutasteride and decided to post those listed from the Mayo clinic.

As I mentioned yesterday, I just started taking dutasteride 0.5mg on Monday of this week and I had already noticed a persistent headache with mild flu-like symptoms (including a mild brain fog) along with a constant dry mouth, a noticeable change (difficulty) with breathing and a tightness in my chest.

My initial intention was to take dutasteride 0.5mg every day, however, since the Mayo Clinic suggests that I should seek immediate medical attention(see below), if I experience any of those “rare” side effects listed, I decided to take a break from dut and resumed 1mg finasteride today.

Incidentally, in just one day, I noticed that my chest pain, flu-like symptoms and brain fog are nearly gone! I am also still experiencing a little dry mouth. This suggests to me that I may be allergic to dut even at 0.5mg daily…yet I have had no symptoms (other than mild ed) with 1mg finasteride daily for the past 12 years.

And since it appears that I may be experiencing some of the “rare” side effects or perhaps even an allergic reaction to dutasteride, I am wondering if any of you guys have had success with using 0.5 mg dutasteride two or three times a week as opposed to 0.5mg every day. I am wondering if I would experience the same effects using dut 2x-3x a week on alternate days as I did using dut 4 consecutive days straight.

Does anyone know if 0.5mg dutasteride 2x-3x weekly would be equivalent in terms of strength to 1mg finasteride daily? (which I have used for the past 12 years but has recently become less effective at stopping my progression of MPB).

If not, perhaps dutasteride 0.5mg 2x-3x weekly with finasteride 1mg on alternate days? Has anyone here tried that with any type of success??

Also, because of the sides, I am wondering if I would be better off to apply dutasteride topically instead of orally. Has anyone here tried that and had good results? If so, can you tell me how much dut you are using and whether you are mixing it with anything or just applying the liquid from the capsules directly to your scalp?

I appreciate any feedback that you folks may have to offer.

Thanks.

DutToFin (or…maybe not)

Dutasteride Side Effects Listed from the Mayo Clinic

Side Effects Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare Chest pain or discomfort
Dilated neck veins
Extreme fatigue
Irregular breathing
Irregular heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
Weight gain
Wheezing Incidence not known
Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
Cough
Difficulty with swallowing
Dizziness
Fast heartbeat
Hives or welts
Itching skin Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
Redness of the skin Skin rash
Tightness in the chest
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common side effects:

Abnormal ejaculation
Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
Decreased sexual performance or desire
Impotence Inability to have or keep an erection
Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
Pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional


#2

» SIDE EFFECTS…OR…ALLERGIC REACTION TO DUTASTERIDE?
»
» After posting here yesterday, I did some further research concerning side
» effects with dutasteride and decided to post those listed from the Mayo
» clinic.
»
» As I mentioned yesterday, I just started taking dutasteride 0.5mg on
» Monday of this week and I had already noticed a persistent headache with
» mild flu-like symptoms (including a mild brain fog) along with a constant
» dry mouth, a noticeable change (difficulty) with breathing and a tightness
» in my chest.
»
» My initial intention was to take dutasteride 0.5mg every day, however,
» since the Mayo Clinic suggests that I should seek immediate medical
» attention(see below), if I experience any of those “rare” side effects
» listed, I decided to take a break from dut and resumed 1mg finasteride
» today.
»
» Incidentally, in just one day, I noticed that my chest pain, flu-like
» symptoms and brain fog are nearly gone! I am also still experiencing a
» little dry mouth. This suggests to me that I may be allergic to dut even at
» 0.5mg daily…yet I have had no symptoms (other than mild ed) with 1mg
» finasteride daily for the past 12 years.
»
» And since it appears that I may be experiencing some of the “rare” side
» effects or perhaps even an allergic reaction to dutasteride, I am wondering
» if any of you guys have had success with using 0.5 mg dutasteride two or
» three times a week as opposed to 0.5mg every day. I am wondering if I would
» experience the same effects using dut 2x-3x a week on alternate days as I
» did using dut 4 consecutive days straight.
»
» Does anyone know if 0.5mg dutasteride 2x-3x weekly would be equivalent in
» terms of strength to 1mg finasteride daily? (which I have used for the past
» 12 years but has recently become less effective at stopping my progression
» of MPB).
»
» If not, perhaps dutasteride 0.5mg 2x-3x weekly with finasteride 1mg on
» alternate days? Has anyone here tried that with any type of success??
»
» Also, because of the sides, I am wondering if I would be better off to
» apply dutasteride topically instead of orally. Has anyone here tried
» that and had good results? If so, can you tell me how much dut you are
» using and whether you are mixing it with anything or just applying the
» liquid from the capsules directly to your scalp?
»
» I appreciate any feedback that you folks may have to offer.
»
» Thanks.
»
» DutToFin (or…maybe not)
»
»
» Dutasteride Side Effects Listed from the Mayo Clinic
»
» Side Effects Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some
» unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they
» do occur they may need medical attention.
»
» Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side
» effects occur:
»
» Rare Chest pain or discomfort
» Dilated neck veins
» Extreme fatigue
» Irregular breathing
» Irregular heartbeat
» Shortness of breath
» Swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
» Weight gain
» Wheezing Incidence not known
» Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
» Cough
» Difficulty with swallowing
» Dizziness
» Fast heartbeat
» Hives or welts
» Itching skin Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue,
» throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
» Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or
» tongue
» Redness of the skin Skin rash
» Tightness in the chest
» Unusual tiredness or weakness
» Wheezing
»
» Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
» These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the
» medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about
» ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your
» health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or
» are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
»
» Less common side effects:
»
» Abnormal ejaculation
» Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
» Decreased sexual performance or desire
» Impotence Inability to have or keep an erection
» Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
» Pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts
»
» Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you
» notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional

Just a sideline to my post above…

After re-reading my post above, I wanted to emphasize that I do understand the fundamental difference between Dutasteride and Finasteride.

Dutasteride inhibits both (type 1 and type 2) 5-reductase and in fact is about 3 times as potent as finasteride at inhibiting (type 2) 5-reductase and more than 100 times as potent at inhibiting the (type 1) 5-reductase enzyme.

This is the very reason why I would like to continue some type of use with dutasteride instead of simply upping my dose of finasteride from 1mg to 2.5mg daily. I am just trying to find a way around those “rare” side effects that I seem to be experiencing.

And the more I ponder the matter, it seems as though my answer would be in some form of dut topical vs dut oral…however, I would appreciate any type of feedback (positive or negative) or any form of constructive criticism.

Thanks again.

DutToFin (or…maybe not)


#3

» » SIDE EFFECTS…OR…ALLERGIC REACTION TO DUTASTERIDE?
» »
» » After posting here yesterday, I did some further research concerning
» side
» » effects with dutasteride and decided to post those listed from the Mayo
» » clinic.
» »
» » As I mentioned yesterday, I just started taking dutasteride 0.5mg on
» » Monday of this week and I had already noticed a persistent headache
» with
» » mild flu-like symptoms (including a mild brain fog) along with a
» constant
» » dry mouth, a noticeable change (difficulty) with breathing and a
» tightness
» » in my chest.
» »
» » My initial intention was to take dutasteride 0.5mg every day, however,
» » since the Mayo Clinic suggests that I should seek immediate medical
» » attention(see below), if I experience any of those “rare” side effects
» » listed, I decided to take a break from dut and resumed 1mg finasteride
» » today.
» »
» » Incidentally, in just one day, I noticed that my chest pain, flu-like
» » symptoms and brain fog are nearly gone! I am also still experiencing a
» » little dry mouth. This suggests to me that I may be allergic to dut even
» at
» » 0.5mg daily…yet I have had no symptoms (other than mild ed) with 1mg
» » finasteride daily for the past 12 years.
» »
» » And since it appears that I may be experiencing some of the “rare” side
» » effects or perhaps even an allergic reaction to dutasteride, I am
» wondering
» » if any of you guys have had success with using 0.5 mg dutasteride two
» or
» » three times a week as opposed to 0.5mg every day. I am wondering if I
» would
» » experience the same effects using dut 2x-3x a week on alternate days as
» I
» » did using dut 4 consecutive days straight.
» »
» » Does anyone know if 0.5mg dutasteride 2x-3x weekly would be equivalent
» in
» » terms of strength to 1mg finasteride daily? (which I have used for the
» past
» » 12 years but has recently become less effective at stopping my
» progression
» » of MPB).
» »
» » If not, perhaps dutasteride 0.5mg 2x-3x weekly with finasteride 1mg on
» » alternate days? Has anyone here tried that with any type of success??
» »
» » Also, because of the sides, I am wondering if I would be better off to
» » apply dutasteride topically instead of orally. Has anyone here
» tried
» » that and had good results? If so, can you tell me how much dut you are
» » using and whether you are mixing it with anything or just applying the
» » liquid from the capsules directly to your scalp?
» »
» » I appreciate any feedback that you folks may have to offer.
» »
» » Thanks.
» »
» » DutToFin (or…maybe not)
» »
» »
» » Dutasteride Side Effects Listed from the Mayo Clinic
» »
» » Side Effects Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some
» » unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if
» they
» » do occur they may need medical attention.
» »
» » Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side
» » effects occur:
» »
» » Rare Chest pain or discomfort
» » Dilated neck veins
» » Extreme fatigue
» » Irregular breathing
» » Irregular heartbeat
» » Shortness of breath
» » Swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
» » Weight gain
» » Wheezing Incidence not known
» » Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
» » Cough
» » Difficulty with swallowing
» » Dizziness
» » Fast heartbeat
» » Hives or welts
» » Itching skin Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips,
» tongue,
» » throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
» » Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or
» » tongue
» » Redness of the skin Skin rash
» » Tightness in the chest
» » Unusual tiredness or weakness
» » Wheezing
» »
» » Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
» » These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to
» the
» » medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you
» about
» » ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your
» » health care professional if any of the following side effects continue
» or
» » are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
» »
» » Less common side effects:
» »
» » Abnormal ejaculation
» » Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
» » Decreased sexual performance or desire
» » Impotence Inability to have or keep an erection
» » Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
» » Pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts
» »
» » Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you
» » notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional
»
» Just a sideline to my post above…
»
»
» After re-reading my post above, I wanted to emphasize that I do understand
» the fundamental difference between Dutasteride and Finasteride.
»
» Dutasteride inhibits both (type 1 and type 2) 5-reductase and in
» fact is about 3 times as potent as finasteride at inhibiting (type 2)
» 5-reductase and more than 100 times as potent at inhibiting the (type 1)
» 5-reductase enzyme.
»
» This is the very reason why I would like to continue some type of use with
» dutasteride instead of simply upping my dose of finasteride from 1mg to
» 2.5mg daily. I am just trying to find a way around those “rare” side
» effects that I seem to be experiencing.
»
» And the more I ponder the matter, it seems as though my answer would be in
» some form of dut topical vs dut oral…however, I would appreciate any type
» of feedback (positive or negative) or any form of constructive criticism.
»
» Thanks again.
»
» DutToFin (or…maybe not

Dear Fintodut
what you are describing sounds more like a panic attack than an anaphylactic reaction.Don’t go for topical it doesen’t exist there are some articles about liposomial finasteride but it was never out.0.5 duta eod is more efficient than 1 mg daily of finasteride.If i was in you i would give a try to a bigger dose of finasteride,like 2,5 or 5 mg daily and if it didn’t work i would go to dutasteride in 6 months.Don’t mix the 2 drugs there is no reason.


#4

» » » SIDE EFFECTS…OR…ALLERGIC REACTION TO DUTASTERIDE?
» » »
» » » After posting here yesterday, I did some further research concerning
» » side
» » » effects with dutasteride and decided to post those listed from the
» Mayo
» » » clinic.
» » »
» » » As I mentioned yesterday, I just started taking dutasteride 0.5mg on
» » » Monday of this week and I had already noticed a persistent headache
» » with
» » » mild flu-like symptoms (including a mild brain fog) along with a
» » constant
» » » dry mouth, a noticeable change (difficulty) with breathing and a
» » tightness
» » » in my chest.
» » »
» » » My initial intention was to take dutasteride 0.5mg every day,
» however,
» » » since the Mayo Clinic suggests that I should seek immediate medical
» » » attention(see below), if I experience any of those “rare” side
» effects
» » » listed, I decided to take a break from dut and resumed 1mg
» finasteride
» » » today.
» » »
» » » Incidentally, in just one day, I noticed that my chest pain, flu-like
» » » symptoms and brain fog are nearly gone! I am also still experiencing
» a
» » » little dry mouth. This suggests to me that I may be allergic to dut
» even
» » at
» » » 0.5mg daily…yet I have had no symptoms (other than mild ed) with
» 1mg
» » » finasteride daily for the past 12 years.
» » »
» » » And since it appears that I may be experiencing some of the “rare”
» side
» » » effects or perhaps even an allergic reaction to dutasteride, I am
» » wondering
» » » if any of you guys have had success with using 0.5 mg dutasteride two
» » or
» » » three times a week as opposed to 0.5mg every day. I am wondering if I
» » would
» » » experience the same effects using dut 2x-3x a week on alternate days
» as
» » I
» » » did using dut 4 consecutive days straight.
» » »
» » » Does anyone know if 0.5mg dutasteride 2x-3x weekly would be
» equivalent
» » in
» » » terms of strength to 1mg finasteride daily? (which I have used for
» the
» » past
» » » 12 years but has recently become less effective at stopping my
» » progression
» » » of MPB).
» » »
» » » If not, perhaps dutasteride 0.5mg 2x-3x weekly with finasteride 1mg
» on
» » » alternate days? Has anyone here tried that with any type of
» success??
» » »
» » » Also, because of the sides, I am wondering if I would be better off
» to
» » » apply dutasteride topically instead of orally. Has anyone here
» » tried
» » » that and had good results? If so, can you tell me how much dut you
» are
» » » using and whether you are mixing it with anything or just applying
» the
» » » liquid from the capsules directly to your scalp?
» » »
» » » I appreciate any feedback that you folks may have to offer.
» » »
» » » Thanks.
» » »
» » » DutToFin (or…maybe not)
» » »
» » »
» » » Dutasteride Side Effects Listed from the Mayo Clinic
» » »
» » » Side Effects Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some
» » » unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur,
» if
» » they
» » » do occur they may need medical attention.
» » »
» » » Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following
» side
» » » effects occur:
» » »
» » » Rare Chest pain or discomfort
» » » Dilated neck veins
» » » Extreme fatigue
» » » Irregular breathing
» » » Irregular heartbeat
» » » Shortness of breath
» » » Swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
» » » Weight gain
» » » Wheezing Incidence not known
» » » Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
» » » Cough
» » » Difficulty with swallowing
» » » Dizziness
» » » Fast heartbeat
» » » Hives or welts
» » » Itching skin Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips,
» » tongue,
» » » throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
» » » Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips,
» or
» » » tongue
» » » Redness of the skin Skin rash
» » » Tightness in the chest
» » » Unusual tiredness or weakness
» » » Wheezing
» » »
» » » Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical
» attention.
» » » These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts
» to
» » the
» » » medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you
» » about
» » » ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your
» » » health care professional if any of the following side effects
» continue
» » or
» » » are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
» » »
» » » Less common side effects:
» » »
» » » Abnormal ejaculation
» » » Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
» » » Decreased sexual performance or desire
» » » Impotence Inability to have or keep an erection
» » » Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
» » » Pain, soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts
» » »
» » » Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you
» » » notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional
» »
» » Just a sideline to my post above…
» »
» »
» » After re-reading my post above, I wanted to emphasize that I do
» understand
» » the fundamental difference between Dutasteride and Finasteride.
» »
» » Dutasteride inhibits both (type 1 and type 2) 5-reductase and in
» » fact is about 3 times as potent as finasteride at inhibiting (type 2)
» » 5-reductase and more than 100 times as potent at inhibiting the (type
» 1)
» » 5-reductase enzyme.
» »
» » This is the very reason why I would like to continue some type of use
» with
» » dutasteride instead of simply upping my dose of finasteride from 1mg to
» » 2.5mg daily. I am just trying to find a way around those “rare” side
» » effects that I seem to be experiencing.
» »
» » And the more I ponder the matter, it seems as though my answer would be
» in
» » some form of dut topical vs dut oral…however, I would appreciate any
» type
» » of feedback (positive or negative) or any form of constructive
» criticism.
» »
» » Thanks again.
» »
» » DutToFin (or…maybe not
»
» Dear Fintodut
» what you are describing sounds more like a panic attack than an
» anaphylactic reaction.Don’t go for topical it doesen’t exist there are
» some articles about liposomial finasteride but it was never out.0.5 duta
» eod is more efficient than 1 mg daily of finasteride.If i was in you i
» would give a try to a bigger dose of finasteride,like 2,5 or 5 mg daily and
» if it didn’t work i would go to dutasteride in 6 months.Don’t mix the 2
» drugs there is no reason.

Dear nikolasnky, thanks for your reply. I appreciate your input and I will admit that I am debating between Dut 1x-2x weekly or just upping my dose of Fin to 2.5mg. However, the other reason that I am considering Dut is it’s effectiveness with issues relating to an enlarged prostate/prostate cancer as I am 53 years old and starting to notice mild urinary symptoms related to the same (early signs of an enlarged prostate).


#5

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