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Dutasteride - Overview

Dutasteride, marketed under the brand name Avodart, is a medication primarily used in the management of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). People who need a dutasteride prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Avodart generic when appropriate to do so.

What Is Dutasteride Used For?

Dutasteride (Avodart) belongs to a class of medications known as 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors. Dutasteride's mechanism of action involves blocking the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) from testosterone via the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase, thereby reducing prostate gland growth by DHT stimulation. Dutasteride is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic BPH in some male patients. Like finasteride, dutasteride is sometimes prescribed for hair loss but that is considered off-label as it is not indicated for that use. Dutasteride is sometimes used in combination with the medication tamsulosin. Avodart should not be used for the prevention of prostate cancer.

Dutasteride - Dosage and Cost

Dutasteride is often started as monotherapy at dutasteride 0.5 mg once daily but the regimen depends on the individual patient's characteristics and the judgment of the prescribing medical provider. Dutasteride can be taken with or without food and the capsules should not be chewed. Dutasteride exerts a peak effect within two weeks in most people and is mainly excreted in the feces. Dutasteride is available as dutasteride 0.5 mg capsules. Dutasteride is moderately affordable, costing under 60 cents for dutasteride 0.5 mg capsules at many pharmacies in the United States. Some insurance plans may cover costs associated with a dutasteride prescription. Additionally, dutasteride / Avodart coupons may be found online or through other sources. Dutasteride should be used carefully with CYP3A4 enzyme inhibitors such as ritonavir.

Can I Buy Dutasteride Online?

Dutasteride is a strong medication that requires a consultation and a prescription from a medical provider before it can be dispensed in the United States. As a result, dutasteride OTC is not available and one cannot just buy dutasteride online. People who need a dutasteride prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Avodart when appropriate and safe to do so.

Dutasteride - Side Effects

Prior to using dutasteride, it is wise to discuss possible side effects and other concerns with one's medical provider. Side effects that can result from dutasteride use include low libido, impotence, trouble ejaculating and breast changes. Avodart can reduce PSA concentrations and changes in levels should be assessed accordingly. Avodart can also increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. Blood donation should be avoided while using and for six months after using dutasteride. Dutasteride and alcohol should not be used together. People who have had an allergic reaction to dutasteride, Avodart, or other 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors should not use the medication.

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Last updated October 24, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.