Avodart also is known as dutasteride is a pharmaceutical drug that is produced for the treatment of enlarged prostate symptoms. Through this drug, testosterone is prevented from changing to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dutasteride helps with free flow of urination. Prostate surgery for adults that can surface later in future can be lowered through the use of Avodart.
Avodart capsule based on its pharmaceutical composition is made from the following contents:
· Mono- and diglycerides of caprylic/capric acid;
· Butylhydroxytoluene (E321).
Capsule covering is made of:
· Iron oxide yellow (E172);
· Triglycerides, medium chain;
· Titanium dioxide (E171);
· Lecithin (may contain soy oil).
Avodart is a very powerful drug that requires the patient to undergo a test in order to know if he’s free from some critical conditions that can invigorate from the use of this drug. Avodart is only made for men. Women and children are excluded. Women who accidentally touch it must ensure they wash it off. For pregnant women, it can result in birth defects. Therefore, they are meant to keep away.
Specifically, Avodart is made for adults and not for children. However, pregnant women are advised to keep away as it can result in birth defects. It is consumed for the treatment of the symptoms of prostate gland enlargement for men. The enlargement of the prostate gland which is right under the bladder affects the normal process of urination. Avodart then helps with the reduction of the size of the gland. However, the effect is tentative.
Mode of Indication, Dosage, and Duration of Treatment
Ensure you adhere to the instructions given by your doctor or the dosage direction that comes with the drug in relation to the way Avodart capsules are to be used. Patients’ prescriptions vary based on medical conditions. Avodart also is known as dutasteride can be seen in capsule and liquid-filled forms. Avodart Capsule is meant to be swallowed and not chewed and can be accompanied with or without food. Children and pregnant women are restricted. Adults are meant to take daily 0.5 mg. However, the number of doses to be taken and the duration of treatment can also base on the medical conditions of the patients involved.
Pregnant women and lactating mothers are restricted from drug usage. Blood donors are advised to stay away from Avodart as to if pregnant women receive such blood which can lead to birth defects. Children are restricted from taking Avodart. Hypersensitive personalities with conditions such as angioedema and serious skin reactions are advised not to take dutasteride.
The typical side effects of Avodart can be severe and less serious. If you have allergic reactions to this drug such as difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, tongue, throat or lips and hives, you are expected to stop the drug use and seek medical solutions. It can also have minimal side effects such as:
· Decreased horniness (libido);
· Reduction in semen quantity;
· Breast development and pain;
· Erectile dysfunction.
Peradventure it escapes your mind to take your drug at the appropriate time; you can take the missed dose after recollection. However, ensure it is not too close to your next dose. Make sure you don’t take more than the prescribed number of dosage.
In case accidentally you take more than the prescribed number of dosage, you are advised to call for an emergency or see your doctor.
Based on the side effects such as menstrual changes, acne, birth defects and dizziness it is advised that women especially pregnant women, those that think of becoming pregnant and children must not get in contact with this drug. Those that donate their blood must keep away from this drug. However, if taken, he must stay off for 6 months to ensure that Avodart is not in his blood anymore
Interaction with Other Drugs
You may decide to use other drugs with Avodart. However, before doing this you must seek the advice of your doctor to know if you can use this drug with other medications. There are some other drugs that might be relative to the treatment of your medical condition such as antibiotics drugs like erythromycin, clarithromycin, etc; antifungal drugs such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, miconazole, etc.; HIV/AIDS medication such as saquinavir, atazanavir, delavirdine, etc. There are many more but ensure you get the right prescription from your pharmacist or doctor.