Avodart reduces the size of the patient’s prostate, which blocks the urethra, making it much easier to urinate. The medicine also decreases the risk of surgery later on.
Generic name: dutasteride
Dosage: 0.5 mg capsules
Price: from $31.89
The active ingredient of Avodart is dutasteride, which belongs to the drug class of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Avodart comes in capsules for oral use.
The medication should be taken once a day without chewing or crushing the capsule. Food intake doesn’t affect the effectiveness of Avodart.
The treatment with Avodart usually takes from 3 to 6 months. The studies showed that prolonged use of Avodart reduces the average size of the prostate by more than 25%.
Patients should take the drug regularly until the end of the treatment. It is not recommended to take Avodart during pregnancy because the drug may be harmful to a developing fetus.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you have an allergy to dutasteride or if you have allergic reactions to any other allergens.
Your doctor should also know about all medications or vitamins you’re taking.