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Last updated on November 22nd, 2021

Avodart Capsules (Dutasteride, Avidart, Avolve, Duagen, Dutas, Dutagen, Duprost)

Generic name: Avodart Capsules

Brand names: Dutasteride, Avidart, Avolve, Duagen, Dutas, Dutagen, Duprost

What is/are Avodart Capsules (Dutasteride, Avidart, Avolve, Duagen, Dutas, Dutagen, Duprost)?

Avodart is used to cure benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is disorders that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This medicine helps to control your symptoms, decrease urinary retention, and abates your risk of needing surgery. This specific may be taken for other objective; ask your physician if you have questions.

What should I tell my physician before I use this drug?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • liver disease
  • prostate cancer
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dutasteride, finasteride, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I take this drug?

Take this remedy by mouth with a drink of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush, chew or open this medicine. You can take this specific with or without food. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your specific more often than directed. Do not stop using except on your doctor’s advice.

Tell your doctor regarding the use of this pharmaceutical in children. Special cure may be needed.


If you think you have taken too much of this drug contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

Note: This drug is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.


What may interact with this remedy?

  • cimetidine
  • ciprofloxacin
  • clarithromycin, erythromycin, or troleandomycin
  • diltiazem, nicardipine, or verapamil
  • some antifungal medicines like ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole
  • some medicines for HIV

This register may not describe all possible interactions. Give your physician a register of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also speak to them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal remedy. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What side effects may I notice from this remedy?

Side effects that you should inform to your health care provider as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in breast like lumps, pain or fluids leaking from the nipple
  • pain in the testicles

What should I watch for while using this pill?

Do not donate blood while you are taking this medicine. This will forestall giving this pill to a pregnant female through a blood transfusion. Ask your health care provider when it is safe to donate blood after you stop using this pharmaceutical.

Contact your doctor if your syndromes do not start to get better. You may need to take this pill for 6 to 12 months to get the best results.

Expectant mothers or women which may get pregnant must not handle this medicine. The active ingredient could harm the unborn baby. If a pregnant woman comes into contact with broken or crushed pharmaceutical she should check with her physician.

This medicine can interfere with PSA laboratory tests for prostate cancer. If you are scheduled to have a lab test for prostate cancer, tell your nurse that you are taking this medicine.

Where should I keep this medicine?

Store out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Store container tightly closed. Throw away any unused pharmaceutical after the expiration date.

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