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Commercial Name: Avodart
Active Ingredient: Dutasteride
Utilization: Used to treat Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Available Dosages: 0.5mg
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Avodart (Dutasteride) is a medication that is used to cope with a problem of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Under the action of this medication the size of the enlarged prostate significantly becomes smaller. Besides that, Avodart (Dutasteride) does the urination more painless and reduces the amount of toilet visits. But the usage of Avodart doesn’t follow to the prevention of prostate cancer.
Indication for use
Avodart (Dutasteride) can be taken only by men:
· To treat the symptoms of moderate and severe benign prostatic hyperplasia;
· To reduce the risk of acute urinary retention and, if necessary, surgical intervention in patients with symptoms of moderate and severe benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Avodart (Dutasteride) is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity to dutasteride, other 5a-reductase inhibitors, soybeans, peanuts, or other components of the drug; hepatic insufficiency.
Dose and usage
Dose of Avodart (Dutasteride): 0,5 mg –yellow, oblong soft gelatin capsules imprinted with GX CE2.
The recommended dose of Avodart is 1 capsule (0.5 mg) per day for oral taking. The capsule should be swallowed whole, without opening or chewing, as contact with the contents of the capsule may cause irritation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat. Avodart can be taken independently on mealtime. Treatment should be continued for at least 6 months.
Man who treat with the help of Avodart (Dutasteride) can feel sometimes such side effects: skin allergic reaction, such as urticaria, rash, itching. The most common side effect is erectile dysfunction, which may reduce libido. Local edema may also occur. In some patients, cases of gynecomastia were observed (in some cases, the breast may become enlarged in men. Usually, gynecomastia occurs at puberty, which then disappears on its own.
Talk to your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of Avodart.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 28.05.2021