GENERIC NAME: dutasteride
BRAND NAME: Avodart
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PRESCRIBED FOR: Dutasteride is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It improves symptoms of enlarged prostate, reduces retaining of urine, and reduces the risk of the need for prostate surgery.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dutasteride causes many sexual side effects.
Common side effects are:
Patients must contact their healthcare professional if unusual reactions to dutasteride occur.
DOSAGE: The recommended dose of dutasteride is 0.5 mg once daily; do not chew the medication and do not administer to pediatric patients.
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