What is it?

This drug prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the human’s body.
Be sure to read the drug guide or patient instructions provided with each of your drugs. Avodart is sometimes given with another drugs called Flomax (tamsulosin).

The patient may use it to treat BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) in patients (men) with an enlarged prostate. Avodart helps  reduce your need for prostate surgery later on and improve urinary flow.

Useful information about Avodart

9This drug may use only men.
AVODART is for adult men only. Children/women/teenagers should not take this drug. All doctors don’t recommend touch this drug to women, because they have risk of a specific birth defect. If a woman touches  AVODART capsules, she should wash the contact area immediately with  water and soap.
The patient  shouldn’t donate blood  for six months after he has  stopped this drug or while taking it. Because pregnant women may get your blood.

Do not take it if you are allergic to finasteride, dutasteride or any of the ingredients in AVODART.



Avodart with other drugs

Tell your provider about all other drugs you use, such as:

• conivaptan (Vaprisol);

• an antibiotic:telithromycin (Ketek), erythromycin (EryPed,E.E.S.,  Erythrocin, Ery-Tab, Pediazole), clarithromycin (Biaxin);or

• for treating tuberculosis (isoniazid);

• an antidepressant : nefazodone;

• HIV/AIDS medicine;

• heart or blood pressure medication: quinidine (Quin-G) or nicardipine (Cardene); or

• an antifungal medication: ketoconazole (Nizoral),itraconazole (Sporanox),  voriconazole (Vfend), miconazole (Oravig);or

• imatinib (Gleevec).