Avodart is a popular medicine that is also widely known under the name of Dutasteride. This medicine is known to effectively prevent the transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone in the patient’s organism. Dihydrotestosterone is a hormone that is known to be involved in benign prostatic hyperplasia. This medical condition (benign prostatic hyperplasia) occurs only in male patients and it is more commonly known as an enlarged prostate.
Avodart is a medicine that is mainly prescribed in the case of patients who need to be treated for an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). However, this medicine can also be used in the treatment or in the prevention of some other medical disorders that have not been listed here. Ask your personal physician for more information.
Avodart should only be prescribed to male patients. Females should not come in contact with this medicine. It has been determined that Dutasteride is A Category X FDA pregnancy medicine. Therefore this drug is known to be able to cause unwanted and potentially dangerous effects to unborn children. Women who are pregnant or women who are planning to be so should not be allowed to handle this medicine (this medicine is known to be able to be absorbed through the patient’s skin). It has also been clearly established that this medicine’s main ingredients are able to pass into breast milk. You must not use this medicine if you are currently breastfeeding an infant. Avodart is known to sometimes react with liver disorders. If you are suffering from any type of liver disease, you might not be allowed to start taking this medicine or you might have to be prescribed a lower dose of this drug. Your personal physician might want to carefully monitor your treatment with this product to see how your organism responds to it.
Avodart is known to be able to be passed through the patient’s blood. You are not allowed to donate blood for a couple of months (up to six months) after you have finished your treatment with this medicine.
Avodart Intake Guidelines
Ask your doctor how and when you should take Avodart in order to get the proper benefits from your treatment with it. You should not disobey any of the advices that your personal doctor has given you. If you do not understand some of them, you ought to ask a pharmacist, a doctor or a nurse. Read the instructions on the drug’s label for more information. You must avoid taking less or more of this medicine (Avodart) than your physician has prescribed you. You must not stop your treatment with this medicine even if you start feeling better already without your personal physician’s approval. You must not break, chew or crush the capsules of Avodart. You should try to swallow them as a whole. This medicine can be taken in either on a full or on an empty stomach. In some cases, this medicine’s beneficial effects are not seen immediately (during the first few weeks of your treatment with it).
This medicine should be stored at the average room temperature, preferably at 25 degrees Celsius and 77 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the Avodart capsules are leaking, you must neither discard nor use them. Alert your pharmacist at once.
You should ask your doctor to calculate the correct dose of Avodart that suits you best. Try to take this medicine at a regular basis (preferably at the same time each day). Do not make any alterations to the dose that you have been prescribed without your physician’s approval.
We have no information regarding the possible side effects that might be triggered by an overdose with this medicine. However, if you suspect that you might be suffering from an overdose with Avodart you are probably in need of immediate medical attention. Alert your personal physician at once. Contact your local poison control centre immediately. If necessary you should go to the nearest emergency room.
Avodart Missed Dose
In order to get the proper beneficial effects from your treatment with this medicine you should avoid missing any of your scheduled doses of Avodart. However, if you happen to miss one of your prescribed doses, you should take it as soon as you recall. If it is about time for another dose, you should simply skip the one that you have missed and then proceed with your regular dosing schedule. You must not take double doses of this medicine without first consulting it with your personal physician.
Avodart Side Effects
Avodart is a medicine that is known to sometimes cause unpleasant allergic reactions. These allergic reactions usually include:
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms that have been listed here you should stop your treatment with this medicine at once and seek emergency medical care.
Other less severe Avodart side effects usually include:
If you experience any of these side effects you may continue taking Avodart but you should alert your personal physician as soon as possible.
Avodart Drug Reactions
Ask your personal physician if you may take any other medicines while being treated with Avodart.
In some countries AVODART may also be known as: Avolve, Zyfetor, Duagen, Duprost, Avidart