Avodart is a prescription drug used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and improve urinary flow in men with an enlarged prostate. It works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Avodart exactly as prescribed.
While taking Avodart, your doctor will do frequent blood work to test PSA levels.
Women and children should not take Avodart or handle the capsules. Birth defects may be caused if a pregnant woman is exposed to this drug.
Avodart may increase your risk of developing prostate cancer.
Before taking Avodart, inform your doctor if you take the following medications:
Common side effects of Avodart include:
Contact your doctor if you experience signs of an allergic reaction, including trouble breathing, hives, or swelling of the face, mouth, or throat.