Avodart is a pharmacological drug that is intended for the treatment of diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The active substance of Avodart is dutasteride. It is overwhelmingly affects to the enzymatic activity in the exchange process of testosterone. Maximum effect as a result of the action of the active substance can be achieved through seven – fourteen days after the start of the drug using.
Avodart promotes reduction in size of the prostate and improve urinary process, reduce the risk of occurrence of urinary retention level in the acute phase. This drug is given as a treatment and as prophylaxis of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Avodart is strictly contraindicated in women, children and patients with a high level of sensitivity to the individual components of this product or to other drugs that are inhibitors of 5?-reductase.
Dutasteride, as Avodart active substance with a high intensity is metabolized in the hepatic, so special care is important during the prescribing and use of patients who has disturbances in hepatic function.
Dosage and Administration
Avodart can be designated as a monotherapy or in combination with tamsulosin. Take this medication regardless of meals. Regardless of the occurrence of appreciable effect you should continue taking it for six months. This is the minimum period of treatment and prevention.
Grown men take the drug at a dose of 0.5 mg per day, which is one capsule. To avoid possible irritation of oral and pharyngeal mucosa capsule it should be swallowed whole without chewing, without opening. The dosage does not depend on the age and the presence of renal functional disorders, it is similar to the dosage for adult males.
The use of Avodart as a monotherapy may provide some side effects:
gynecomastia (soreness and a slight increase of the breast).
In applying the drug in combination with tamsulosin, except for the above side effects it can be dizziness.
In addition, clinical experience shows that it may be an allergic reaction to the drug, it is manifested in the form of rash, itching, burning, hives, swelling of limited or angioedema.
The active ingredient of the drug Avodart has the ability to be absorbed through the skin, so women and children should avoid any contact with the damaged capsule. In the case of an event of contact with dutasteride you should wash the affected area with warm soapy water.