Avodart Oral Capsule 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Avodart: Oral capsule (0.5mg)

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Avodart 0.5mg Cap
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX CE2 
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Avodart 0.5mg Cap
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX CE2 

What is this Medicine?

DUTASTERIDE (doo TAS teer ide) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is a condition that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This medicine helps to control your symptoms, decrease urinary retention, and reduces your risk of needing surgery.

Similar Generic Drugs : Dutasteride: Oral capsule (0.5mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Avodart: Oral capsule(0.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Avodart 0.5mg Soft Gelatin Capsule

NDC: 001730712
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Alopecia

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Avodart 0.5mg Soft Gelatin Capsule
Drug Image file DrugItem_3333.JPG
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX CE2 
Shape: capsule
Color: yellow
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GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX CE2 
Shape: capsule
Color: yellow

Reported Side Effects for Avodart 0.5mg Soft Gelatin Capsule

Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gynecomastia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Ejaculation Dysfunction Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Increase In Breast Size Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breast Pain Incidence:
<1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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