Avodart (Dutasteride)

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What is Avodart (Dutasteride) used for?

Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) take Avodart (Dutasteride) to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. As a result, the prostate becomes smaller. A wide range of symptoms associated with BPH can be relieved by this treatment. These include difficulty starting the flow of urine, weak streams, and frequent urination (including in the middle of the night). In addition to reducing the need for surgery for BPH, it may also reduce the need for radiation therapy. This is not approved to prevent prostate cancer. Dutasteride may increase your risk of prostate cancer. It is not recommended for women or children to take this medication. Consult your doctor about the benefits and risks. It is safe for individuals with liver disease.

Avodart (Dutasteride) FAQs

How To Use Avodart (Dutasteride)?

As directed by your doctor, you should take this medication once a day with or without food. Medications should be swallowed whole, not crushed or chewed. For best results, take this medication regularly at the same time every day to help you remember.

Pregnant women or a woman who may become pregnant should not use this medication. It can be absorbed through the skin and cause harm to an unborn baby. Should a pregnant woman come in contact with the drug, wash any affected areas with soap or water. You should not donate blood while taking this medication as that too can harm an unborn child.

You might not notice an improvement in your symptoms for three to six months. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve in that time or if they worsen.

Before you start taking this medication and whenever you get a refill, read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist. Your doctor or pharmacist can answer any questions you may have. Report side effects if you find them unimaginable and talk to your doctor how this may affect treatment.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or adverse effects to the drug or any of its ingredients. Store at room temperature when not in use.

What are the side effects of Avodart (Dutasteride)?

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects of Avodart (Dutasteride) occur:

  • increased breast size,
  • impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection),
  • testicle pain or swelling,
  • sexual problems
  • breast tenderness

Please consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects of dutasteride. This is not a complete list of side effects, so you may experience others as well.

What are Drug Interactions of Avodart (Dutasteride)?

Few known Drug Interactions of Avodart (Dutasteride) are listed below.

  • tamsulosin
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Flomax (tamsulosin)
  • lisinopril
  • simvastatin
  • atorvastatin
  • metoprolol
  • omeprazole
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin)
  • Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • furosemide
  • gabapentin
  • hydrochlorothiazide
  • allopurinol
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Plavix (clopidogrel)
  • amlodipine
  • metformin
  • aspirin

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

How much is Avodart (Dutasteride) caps cost in Canada?

Starting price of Avodart 0.5mg cost in Canada
- 90 capsules - $290.61 USD ($3.23 per capsules)

Starting price of Generic Equivalent Dutasteride 0.5mg Cost in Canada
- 100 capsules - $33.33 USD ($0.33 per capsules)

Do you need a prescription for Avodart (Dutasteride) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Avodart (Dutasteride) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.