dutasteride (Avodart) (cont.)

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Medications such as carbamazepine (Tegretol) and primidone (Mysoline) increase the breakdown of dutasteride in the body. This may lead to decreased levels of dutasteride in the body, lowering the beneficial effects of the medication.

PREGNANCY: Dutasteride is not recommended to pregnant females because it can cause birth defects in the unborn child.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether dutasteride enters breast milk.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014

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