Avodart (Dutasteride) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Avodart
Avodart or Dutasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor used alone or in combination with other alpha-blockers (flomax) to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and male pattern baldness (MPB) in men. You can buy Avodart to treat enlarged prostate and associated symptoms. Regular use of Avodart can bring down the chances of prostate surgery and acute urinary retention as it improves urinary symptoms and shrinks the prostate size. Avodart works by inhibiting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone conversion. Presence of high levels of DHT is responsible for BPH.
Side Effects for Avodart
Some of the common side effects of using Avodart include decrease in sex drive, reduction in amount of semen production, difficulty getting and maintaining an erection, impotence, and tenderness of the chest. If you notice allergic reactions such as breathing problems, swelling of lips, throat, tongue or face, then stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately. Most of the people using this medication do not notice any serious side effects.
Women should stay away from Avodart. If you are pregnant or planning to conceive, then avoid this drug. If you are pregnant and consume this drug by mistake, than there is a high probability that the child may be born with deformed sex organs. Before starting with this medication, the patient should rule out the possibility that he is suffering from urological disease or prostate cancer. If you are using Avodart, then do not donate blood for at least 6-8 months after using this medicine. Avodart should not be taken if the patient is suffering from kidney disorders and liver disease. Avodart should never be given to children or men who are allergic to dutasteride.
Doctors usually recommend one capsule of Avodart 0.5mg daily to the users. Along with Avodart 0.5mg, doctors may prescribe 0.4 mg of Flomax. Swallow the complete Avodart 0.5 mg capsules and do not try to crush or chew them, as it can cause irritation in the mouth and esophagus. If you miss a dose of Avodart, then take it as soon as you remember. Try to take Avodart at the same time everyday and never take two doses of the medicine at one time. Take Avodart 0.5mg with a tall glass of water on an empty stomach or with food. As Avodart is available in the form of a soft gelatin capsule, it should be carefully stored at room temperature of less than 25 degree centigrade to avoid degradation of the capsule. Keep this medicine in a cool dry place away from heat and moisture. This medicine should be kept away from pets and small children.
Inform your doctor about all the prescription, non-prescription, herbal medicines and vitamin supplements that you are using before you buy Avodart. You should also tell your doctor if you are using medicines for curing tuberculosis such as Isoniazid, Conivaptan, antibiotics like Erythromycin, antifungal medications, Imatinib, Warfarin, Digoxine, antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and HIV/AIDS medications as they can interact negatively with Avodart.
Avodart (Dutasteride) acts a 5 alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor and works by minimizing the hormonal level of dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Minimizing the DHT level; causes the enlarged prostate gland to shrink.
Benefits of Avodart
Dutasteride, also known as Avodart, aids in the shrinkage of the prostate gland and offers relief from annoying urinary symptoms. It also reduces the risk of AUR or Acute Urinary Retention as well as the need for prostate gland surgery.
What do we offer?
Customers can order Avodart ( Dutasteride ) through our online online prescription service and we offer both the branded and the generic formulation of this medication. The dosage available for Avodart is 0.5mg packaged in assorted quantities.
Side effects / Precautions
Dutasteride should not be taken by patients who are pregnant or if they are of child bearing age (females). In such cases do not buy the Dutasteride drug as it may interact with certain medications. It is therefore important to discuss with your doctor if you are taking any kind of medications. Common side effects of Avodart may include decreased sex drive, breast tenderness or enlargement, decreased ejaculation volume and inability to have an erection. A few severe side effects of Dutasteride may also include allergic reactions like rash, hives, facial swelling and difficulty in breathing.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.