Avodart

(dutasteride)

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Improves prostate symptoms and lowers the urgency to urinate.

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

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Quick facts about Avodart
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (dutasteride)

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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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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  • Possible side effects
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased libido
  • Breast disorders
  • Ejaculation disorders
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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
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Decreased libido
    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Avodart.

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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).

Pharmacist Q&A

Avodart (dutasteride) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

Common concerns from people taking Avodart (dutasteride)

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  • Take with or without food.