What is Avodart (Dutasteride) used for?
Avodart (Dutasteride) is used by men in the treatment of a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which causes an enlarged prostate. This drug reduces the size of the already enlarged prostate, thereby treating symptoms such as urination problems. It has been suggested that this drug can be used to treat male pattern baldness.
How should I use Avodart (Dutasteride)?
Patients who have been prescribed Avodart (Dutasteride) to treat BPH are usually directed to take one tablet per day. This drug may be taken with or without food. Some patients may notice an improvement after 3 months, however it may take up to 6 months for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed. Consult your physician for the correct dosage for treating male pattern baldness.
What are the side effects of Avodart (Dutasteride)?
Some patients taking Avodart (Dutasteride) may notice side effects, such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any more serious side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Avodart (Dutasteride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
It is known that dutasteride can be absorbed through the skin. Therefore children, women and adolescents should avoid contact with capsules that are seeping. In case contact with seeping capsules is made, immediately wash the contact area with soap and water.
Do not use Avodart after the expiry date. Further keep the medicine out of reach and sigth of children.