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Product Details
Generic Name: Dutasteride
Brand Name: Avodart
Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the human body and is involved in the BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) development. It is also used for curing benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with enlarged prostate and helps enhance urinary flow and might also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on. At times, Dutasteride is given with other drugs such as tamsulosin (Flomax). Be sure to read patient instructions or medication guide offered with each of your medications. Also known as Avodart, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Dutasteride is a dual 5-a reductase inhibitor which inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is approved by the FDA for recommended off- label for curing male pattern baldness and curing benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Doses of Avodart :
  • You can take Dutasteride as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • It can be taken with glass full of water and with or without food.
  • Don’t crush, open or chew the capsule; swallow it whole. This medicine can irritate your mouth, throat or lips, if it has been opened or broken before swallowing it.
  • It might take around six months of using Dutasteride before your symptoms enhance; so you shouldn’t use this medicine without informing your doctor.
  • To ensure, this medication isn’t causing any harmful effects and is helping your situation, your blood might need to be tested often.
  • Missed dose can be taken once you remember; nevertheless don’t take extra dose for making up the missed one.
  • Get emergency medical help, in case of overdose.
  • Store Dutasteride at room temperature away from heat and moisture, as its capsules might become leaky and soft.