CAS 164656-23-9 Dutasteride
Product Name: Dutasteride
Other name: Duagen; Avodart,Dutas
CAS register number: 164656-23-9
Molecular formula: C27H30F6N2O2
Molecular weight: 528.53
Melting point: 242°C~250°C
Appearance:White crystalline powder
Dutasteride is used for:
Treating symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlargement of the prostate gland. It also helps to reduce the risk of urinary blockage and the need for surgery to treat BPH. It may be used alone or along with another medicine (tamsulosin).
Dutasteride is a 5 alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor. It works by lowering levels of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a major cause of prostate growth. Lowering DHT leads to shrinkage of the enlarged prostate gland.
Dutasteride (trademark name Avodart) is a dual 5-α reductase inhibitor that inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Used for benign prostatic hyperplasia; however, it increases the risk of erectile dysfunction and decreased sexual desire.
Dutasteride is useful for the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); colloquially known as an "enlarged prostate". In those who are being regularly screened 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (finasteride and dutasteride) reduce the overall risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer however there is insufficient data to determine if they have an effect on the risk of death and may increase the chance of more serious cases.
When bodybuilders use anabolic-androgenic steroids, it can speed up head hair loss. This is due to increased testosterone hormones in the body. The more testosterone, the more conversion to DHT in the body. In addition, running DHT derivatives such as masteron, winstrol, or proviron will further increase DHT. To combat this, bodybuilders have experimented with 5a-reductase inhibitors, such as dutasteride, to protect their existing hair and even re-grow more. However, this can come at a price and a myriad of side effects.
Dosage and Half-Life
A dosage of 2.5mgs per day is a popular starting point among bodybuilders. Most guys are splitting the dose into AM/PM, but that’s not necessary. The half-life of dutasteride is very long - up to 5 weeks. So, you can dose it EOD (every other day) or longer if you wish.