Avodart is a medicine prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or adenoma. It is produced by the GlaxoSmithKline laboratory.
What is Avodart
Avodart is a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), adenoma, or hyperplasia, and is designed by the GlaxoSmithKline laboratory. It contains an active agent called dutasteride, which works by interfering with the conversion of testosterone in the body. The drug is in the form of capsules, to be swallowed once a day for several months.
- Effective brand name drug
- Main treatment of enlarged prostate
- One soft capsule per day
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a disease that is particularly common in men over the age of 50 and which corresponds to the swelling of the prostate. The latter is a gland that plays an essential role in the production of sperm. It is located between the penis and the bladder and generates seminal fluid which acts as a vehicle for sperm, the latter produced by the testes.
An enlarged prostate is a natural phenomenon in men. It grows until puberty and stabilizes when one reaches adulthood, but may increase again after 50 years. The reason for this process is not completely known, but BPH is thought to be linked to the increased production of dihydrotestosterones in men over 50. The most common symptoms include difficulty passing urine, reduced urine flow, increased frequency of passing urine, and in rarer cases, the appearance of blood in the urine.
In the majority of cases, prostatic adenoma is benign. However, this disease requires treatment, as the symptoms can lead to complications and cause significant disorders. Complications can include kidney or bladder infection or bladder stones. Left untreated, some of these conditions can lead to surgery and complete removal of the prostate.
If you notice any problems with urination, it is advisable to talk to your doctor because an enlargement can sometimes be linked to prostate cancer. A doctor should decide on these disorders before the treatment is delivered. In particular, the presence of blood in the urine is something that you must indicate.
Because the disease is believed to result from the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, treatment for hypertrophy aims to reduce this hormonal conversion. This is the action of dutasteride; the active substance in Avodart. It thus makes it possible to inhibit the catalyst of this conversion, which is an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase.
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In order to obtain the best possible results, it is essential to follow the instructions given by your doctor. By following the instructions provided in the patient leaflet, you will reduce the risk of associated side effects.
- Follow the dosage
- In most cases the usual dose is one capsule per day
- Swallow the soft capsule whole, with a glass of water
- For most men, Avodart is a long term treatment. It may take up to six months for noticeable effects to occur
- Do not exceed the prescribed amount
- If you miss a dose, do not make up for it by doubling the next dose. Just skip the one you missed and continue as before
The above indications do not constitute detailed instructions. For more advice, please refer to the medical leaflet.
If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, such as a rash, hives, or swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, arms, or legs, tell your doctor immediately.
Common (1 in 10 people or less):
Impotence, problems with ejaculation and decreased libido, (which may continue after treatment is finished), gynecomastia, and dizziness when taken with tamsulosin.
Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):
Heart failure, hair loss, or hair growth.
This is not a comprehensive account of the side effects associated with Avodard. For more information, refer to the medical leaflet.
Inform your doctor during the consultation if you are taking other treatments. The following may affect how Avodart works or increase the risk of side effects: verapamil or diltiazem; ritonavir or indinavir; ketoconazole or itraconazole; nefazodone; or alpha blockers.
Precautions for use
The presence of certain diseases may be a contraindication to the prescription of Avodart. Patients who have a soy or peanut allergy, or severe liver disease cannot be prescribed Avodart. The latter may also not be appropriate for people with a history of liver disease.
It should also be noted that this drug is not suitable for women, children or adolescents. The contents of the tablets should not be handled by them, as the active agent can be absorbed through the skin. In addition to this, the patient should also be aware that dutasteride can be found in the sperm, and therefore it is essential to use a condom during intercourse.
Can I drink alcohol?
Yes. Alcohol does not affect the function of this treatment.
Can I drive?
Yes. Your judgment and motor skills are unlikely to be impaired. If you think you are suffering from potentially dangerous side effects while driving, do not get behind the wheel and inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Avodart is not suitable for women, and should be taken or handled only by men.
How to store Avodart tablets?
Keep them in a safe place below 30 ° C.
Am I allergic to the ingredients in this medication?
The tablets consist of: dutasteride, mono and diglycerides of caprylic / capric acid and butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), gelatin, glycerin, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E 172), triglycerides ( medium chain) and lecithin (may contain soybean oil).
Prescribing Avodard is contraindicated if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
Is Avodard available without a prescription?
You will need a prescription to buy Avodart from our pharmacy.
Is this the right treatment for me?
Depending on the medical examination carried out, your attending physician or specialist will be in the best position to decide which treatment is right for you.
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