Avodart . 0.5 mg. 30 tablets
Avodart . 0.5 mg. 30 tablets
What is in your medicine?
Avodart is in the form of soft gelatin capsules oblong, opaque, yellow, red lettering GX SE2 on one side.
Each soft capsule contains Avodart 0,5 mg of the active ingredient dutasteride (dutasteride) dissolved in a liquid. Solution in capsules also contain the following inactive ingredients: monoglycerides and diglycerides of caprylic / capric acid and butylated hydroxytoluene (E321).
The capsule shell contains gelatin, glycerol, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172), triglycerides, lecithin and red printing ink containing red iron oxide (E172) as a colourant, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, propylene glycol and macrogol (polyethylene glycol ).
What used Avodart?
Active ingredient dutasteride belongs to the group of medicines known as inhibitors of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Used to treat a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
BPH is not cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, which is located at the bottom of the bladder surrounding the urethra. In men with BPH, the prostate gland is enlarged to a size at which presses on the urethra, which passes through it. If the urethra is pressed, it became narrower and normal urine flow is difficult, which may be accompanied by some or all of the following symptoms:
Difficulty passing urine;
Weak, intermittent stream of urine;
Frequent urination, especially at night;
Urgent, urgent need to urinate and release;
Feeling that the bladder has not emptied completely.
With the development of the disease untreated BPH can lead to increased risk of complete blockage of urine (acute urinary retention) and / or the need for surgery.
How does this medicine?
Prostate enlargement is caused by a hormone in the blood called dihydrotestosterone. Avodart lowers the production of this hormone in the body, most patients reduces the volume of enlarged prostate. Just as enlargement of the prostate is a continuous process and reducing the size and improving the state can also take time. Avodart works best when taken long.
BEFORE YOU TAKE AVODART
Do not start taking Avodart, if:
Are allergic to dutasteride or any of the other ingredients of the drug listed at the beginning of this leaflet.
If you are allergic to any other inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase.
You have severe liver damage.
You are a woman or a child.
The solution in the capsule can pass through the skin. Therefore, if the capsules are punctured or damaged, immediately wash your hands.
Exposure of pregnant women to avoid Avodart.
During treatment with Avodart sperm you can have small amounts of the active ingredient of the drug. This may affect the normal development of the male fetus. If your partner is pregnant or could be pregnant, it is recommended that during intercourse using a condom to avoid contact of the pregnant woman with sperm. Please tell your doctor if you have liver damage, even if it is not severe course.
Interactions with other drugs
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you are taking, even those you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins and trace elements (iron, calcium).
Driving and operating machinery
Avodart is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Avodart capsules
These capsules contain glycerol, which in high doses can cause headache, stomach upset and diarrhea. Contain butylated hydroxytoluene, which may cause irritation of eyes, skin and mucous membranes if the capsule is damaged or break.
HOW TO TAKE AVODART?
Take your medicine as your doctor prescribes. If you are not sure how and how long to take Avodart, consult your doctor. The usual dosage is one capsule Avodart (0,5 mg) once daily with a meal or on an empty stomach. Swallow the capsules whole, do not chew. It is important to continue taking Avodart as long as your doctor prescribes, even if you do not feel an immediate improvement. Some patients have improvement in symptoms soon after starting treatment, but in others it may take 3-6 months to determine whether Avodart helps. You should continue to take your medicine even if you feel better. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you. If you take more than the required number Avodart capsules
If you accidentally take more medicine than prescribed for you, tell your doctor or call an ambulance.
If you forget to take a dose of Avodart
If you forget to take a dose, do not worry. Take the dose as soon as you remember and then continue to take doses exactly as specified time. Do not take more medicine to make up the missed dose.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Avodart can cause side effects. Some people may have an allergy to the drug. STOP taking the medicine and tell your doctor or contact the emergency services if you experience any of the following symptoms soon after taking dutasteride:
Sudden wheezing, tightness in the chest or shortness of breath
Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
Skin rash or hives or blistering of the skin, especially if the rash is widespread or if you have a sore mouth or eyes, itching or fever. Although rare, these symptoms can be severe. Like all medicines Avodart can cause side effects. They are not uncommon and do not affect most people.
Reported the following reactions:
Impotence (inability to achieve or maintain an erection)
Depressed libido (decreased sexual desire)
Any changes or problems with ejaculation reduce sperm count or semen volume.
Increase or tenderness of the breast.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you do not stop taking the medication, but you should consult your doctor. Tell your doctor about any side reactions occurring during the medication, even those not mentioned in this leaflet.
HOW TO KEEP AVODART?
Keep Avodart at temperatures below 30 ° C. Keep Avodart out of the reach of children. Do not take the medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton and blister.
This medicine is only for you. Never give it to someone else. It may harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours, this leaflet does not give full information about the medicine. If you have questions or do not understand something, ask a doctor.
In addition to taking Avodart soft capsules for improving your symptoms related to urination may help change some habits:
Drink less fluids before bedtime - Avoid the use of coffee and / or alcohol.