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Duodart

Active Ingredients:Dutasteride tamsulosin

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if you think you are experiencing any side effects or allergic reactions due to taking DUODART, even if the problem is not listed below.

Like other medicines, DUODART can cause some side effects. If they occur, they are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and need medical attention.

The most commonly reported sideeffects are:

  • impotence (inability to achieve or maintain an erection)
  • decrease in libido (sex drive)
  • difficulty with ejaculation
  • breast swelling or tenderness
  • dizziness

DUODART can cause Dizziness, light-headedness and on rare occasions Fainting. Take care when moving from a lying down or sitting position to sitting or standing, particularly if you wake up in the night, until you know how this medicine affects you.

There are some differences between DUODART and other tamsulosin products available in Australia. If you are switching to DUODART from another tamsulosin containing product Dizziness or light headedness may occur when standing up.

If you feel dizzy or light-headed at any time during treatment, sit or lie down until the symptoms pass.

You may also experience a decrease in sperm count and semen volume.

One side effect of DUODART is known as "retrograde ejaculation". When this happens most of the ejaculation fluid runs back into the bladder instead of being squirted out. Retrograde ejaculation is painless.

Extremely rarely, medications similar to DUODART have caused prolonged painful erections, which is unrelated to sexual activity. If you have a prolonged erection, call your doctor or go to the Emergency Room as soon as possible.

Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • Wheezing, swelling of the lips/mouth, difficulty in breathing, hayfever, lumpy rash (hives) or Fainting. These could be a symptom of an allergic reaction.

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

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