Avodart

(dutasteride)

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Improves prostate symptoms and lowers the urgency to urinate.

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Our bottom line

Avodart (dutasteride) reduces prostate size and relieves symptoms, but can lower sex drive when first starting on it.

Quick facts about Avodart
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dutasteride)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 30 0.5mg capsules
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$20.50
  • Price before coupon
    $154.49
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $20.50
    87% savings

Upsides

  • Avodart (dutasteride) improves prostate symptoms to reduce the need for prostate-related surgery.
  • Most side effects go away after your body gets used to Avodart (dutasteride).
  • Avodart (dutasteride) can be used alone or in combination with Flomax (tamsulosin) to further improve symptoms.

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Downsides

  • Pregnant women or women of childbearing age should avoid exposure to Avodart (dutasteride) from sexual intercourse (use a condom) and blood transfusion.
  • You need to take Avodart (dutasteride) for at least 6 months before your prostate gets small enough for symptoms to improve.
  • Avodart (dutasteride) lowers Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels and can hide symptoms of prostate cancer.
  • Avodart (dutasteride) may affect sperm in men and their ability to father a child.

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Lowest price for 30 0.5mg capsules
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$20.50
  • Price before coupon
    $154.49
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    $20.50
    87% savings
How it works

Avodart (dutasteride) slows the development and enlargement of the prostate gland.

Quick facts about Avodart
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dutasteride)
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What to expect when you take Avodart (dutasteride) for Enlarged prostate

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Side effect rates for Avodart (dutasteride)

From 4325 clinical trials of Avodart when taken for enlarged prostate (0.5 mg qd)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased libido

Risks and Warnings for Avodart (dutasteride)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Men age 55 or older

    In a clinical trials, a serious form of prostate cancer was detected in some men taking Avodart (dutasteride).

Common concerns from people taking Avodart (dutasteride)

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Food
  • Take with or without food.