Avodart is used for treating symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlargement from the men's prostate. It also helps to lessen the potential risk of urinary blockage along with the dependence on prostate surgery. It may also supply along with other medicines (eg, tamsulosin). Avodart is a 5 alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor. It works by lowering numbers of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is often a major cause of prostate growth. Lowering DHT leads to shrinkage from the enlarged prostate related.
Use Avodart as directed through your doctor.
Ask your doctor questions you could have regarding how to use Avodart.
Store Avodart at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light-weight. Do not store inside the bathroom. Keep Avodart out in the reach of kids and faraway from pets.
Active Ingredient: Dutasteride.
All medicines could cause unwanted side effects, but some individuals have no, or minor, unwanted side effects.
Check along with your doctor if all of these most typical unwanted side effects persist or become bothersome:
Breast enlargement and/or tenderness; decreased sexual drive; decreased number of ejaculate; inability to provide an erection.
Seek medical attention right away if all of these severe unwanted effects occur:
Severe allergy symptoms (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness within the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness).
This is not a complete listing of all side effects which could occur. If you might have questions regarding negative effects, contact your doctor.
Do NOT use Avodart if:
Contact a medical expert or health care provider right away if any of these affect you.
Some health concerns may interact with Avodart. Tell a medical expert or pharmacist in case you have any health conditions, in particular when any from the following apply to you:
Some medicines may interact with Avodart. Tell your medical provider if you're taking any other medicines, especially any with the following:
This is probably not a whole list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Avodart may interact with other medicines which you take. Check with your health care provider before starting, stop, or customize the dose from a medicine.
Important safety information:
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.