What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Avodart (Dutasteride)

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Brand

Avodart (Dutasteride)

Prescription Required

Strength

0.5mg

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Generic

Generic Equivalent - Avodart (Dutasteride)

Prescription Required

Strength

0.5mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    AVODART (Dutasteride) is a medication prescribed to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men who have an enlarged prostate. AVODART can help to improve symptoms, reduce urinary retention, and reduce the need for BPH surgery.

    AVODART is also approved for the treatment of BPH in combination with the prescription medication tamsulosin.

    Dutasteride works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As men age, a larger portion of their testosterone is converted to DHT, which is responsible for enlarging the prostate. Dutasteride inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, which catalyzes the conversion reaction.

    Directions

    The AVODART dosage exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Take one 0.5 mg capsule by mouth once daily when used alone.

    Take one 0.5 mg capsule by mouth once daily when used in combination with tamsulosin.

    AVODART can be taken with or without food.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in AVODART is dutasteride, which is also the name of the AVODART generic.

    Cautions

    AVODART is teratogenic and should not be handled by women of childbearing age. 

    AVODART should not be used for the prevention or treatment of prostate cancer.

    Patients taking AVODART cannot donate blood for at least six months after taking their last dose.

    AVODART lowers the serum concentration of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) by approximately 50%, which can interfere with screening tests for prostate cancer.

    Side Effects

    The most common adverse effects of AVODART may include:

    • Breast disorders
    • Decreased libido
    • Ejaculation disorders
    • Impotence

    Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that may apply to you.

    Buy AVODART online from Canada Pharmacy to save money and a trip to the local drug store. You can also buy AVODART generic online for a great price.

    References

    1. Avodart [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709: GlaxoSmithKline; 2008.
    2. Mayo Clinic, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), Mar02, 2019 - Retrivied 2020
    3. Your Hormones, What is dihydrotestosterone, Mar02, 2019 - Retrivied 2020


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2591

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