Avodart (dutasteride) prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Avodart is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. It helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.
Avodart is sometimes given with another medication called tamsulosin (Flomax). Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications.
Original uses (on-label)
Treatment: Enlargement of the prostate gland in men.
Potential side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Avodart: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects may include:
- decreased libido;
- impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection); or
- breast tenderness or enlargement.
Avodart should never be taken by a woman or a child. Dutasteride can be absorbed through the skin, and women or children should not be permitted to handle the capsules. Although Avodart is not for use by women, this medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. Avodart capsules should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant.
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available. Some drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available. Avodart can be taken with or without food.
Buy Avodart online
Where can I buy Dutasteride without prescription?
Avodart is a prescription drug that comes in 0.5 mg pills.
It is available on prescription only as capsules for oral use, but the online pharmacy, will sell Dutasteride without prescription.
You may be able to order Avodart from them online and save the local pharmacy markup.
Most online pharmacies offer discounted prices when you buy Avodart in large quantities.
Take Avodart exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the capsule with a full glass of water.
Do not chew, crush, or open a Avodart capsule. Swallow the capsule whole. Dutasteride can irritate your lips, mouth, or throat if the capsule has been broken or opened before you swallow it. It may take up to 6 months of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Do not stop taking Avodart without talking to your doctor.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition and not causing harmful effects, your blood may need to be tested often. Your doctor will also test your prostate specific antigen (PSA) to check for prostate cancer. Visit your doctor regularly.
The capsules may become soft and leaky, or they may stick together if they get too hot. Do not use any capsule that is cracked or leaking. Call your pharmacist for instructions on how to safely dispose of a leaking Avodart capsule.
Store Avodart at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Before taking Avodart, tell your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to dutasteride, or to a similar medicine called finasteride (Propecia, Proscar). Using Avodart may increase your risk of developing prostate cancer. Your doctor will perform tests to make sure you do not have other conditions that would prevent you from safely using Avodart.
What is Avodart?
Avodart is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound that is a selective inhibitor of both the type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5 alpha-reductase, an intracellular enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT.
Brands & Classes
Capsules - Oral 0.5 mg.
For use in males for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia: Usual dose: dutasteride 0.5 mg orally once a day. May be given as monotherapy or in combination with tamsulosin 0.4 mg once a day.