In the prior post, I completely forgot to mention that a few months ago, I emailed Camber Pharmaceutical about its generic dutasteride quality. The product is actually made by Ascent Pharma. Camber is headquartered in New Jersey (US) while Ascent is headquartered in New York (NY). Moreover, Camber in turn is owned by Hetero (India). Update: The latter’s site no longer exists as of 2022.
In their response pasted further below, they also attached their Camber Pharma Generic Dutasteride Information Brochure.
I have read that Dutasteride and Finasteride can both increase body weight. But perhaps the person responding below is correct in that it is not a common side effect.
Generic Dutasteride Made in the US
My E-mail to Camber:
I recently purchased your Dutasteride from Costco. I thought that in the past it was made in India by your parent company?
However, in the latest product label, it says that the Dutasteride is made by Ascent Pharmaceuticals in New York.
Can you let me know if your manufacturing location was changed recently? Are the active and inactive ingredients still the same if you changed manufacturing plant location?
Also, since I switched to your brand, I am getting a bit more acne and seeing some body weight gain. Are these both common side effects from Dutasteride?
I would also like to be assured that your plant in New York is following strict manufacturing practices and is approved by the FDA. I assume your Dutasteride is very similar to brand name Avodart?
Trust this email finds you well.
Please be informed that Dutasteride Capsules manufactured by Ascent is approved by USFDA in Oct 2016. Product is manufactured by Ascent in New York facility from the date of launch (never manufactured in India).
All the active and inactive ingredients in the formulation is approved by USFDA and is similar to brand Avodart. Also, please be informed that acne and body weight gain are not common side effects of Dutasteride Capsules.
Please find attached Patient Information Label for more information about Dutasteride Capsules.