Avodart. 0.5 mg. 30 soft capsules
Avodart. 0.5 mg. 30 soft capsules
What is in your medicine?
Avodart is in the form of soft gelatin capsules with an elongated shape , opaque , yellow , red lettering GX CE2 on one side.
Each soft capsule contains 0,5 mg Avodart of drug dutasteride ( dutasteride ) dissolved in a liquid. The solution in the 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 ( E 171 ) , yellow iron oxide ( E172 ) , triglycerides, lecithin, and red printing inks containing red iron oxide ( E 172 ) as a coloring agent , a polyvinyl acetate phthalate , propylene glycol, and macrogol (polyethylene glycol ) .
For what use Avodart?
The active ingredient dutasteride belongs to a group of medicines called inhibitors of the enzyme 5 -alpha reductase. It is used to treat a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, which is located at the bottom of the bladder around the urethra. In men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate gland enlarges to the extent that the urethra is squeezed , which passes through it . If the urethra is squeezed , it becomes narrower and normal urination is difficult , which may be accompanied by all or some of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty in 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 untreated disease , benign prostatic hyperplasia can lead to an increased risk of a complete block of urination ( AUR ) and / or the need for surgery .
How does medicine?
Prostate enlargement is caused by a hormone in the blood, called DHT . Avodart reduces the production of this hormone in the body , which in most patients results in a reduction in volume of the enlarged prostate . Just as prostate enlargement is an ongoing process and reducing the size and improving the state may also take time. Avodart works best when taken continuously.
BEFORE YOU TAKE AVODART
Do not start taking Avodart, if:
- Are allergic to dutasteride or any other ingredients of the drug listed at the beginning of this leaflet.
- If you are allergic to other inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase .
- 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 with Avodart be avoided.
During treatment with Avodart in semen you can have small amounts of the active ingredient of the drug. This may affect the normal development of a male fetus . If your partner is pregnant or could be pregnant , it is recommended 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 , such as herbal medicines , nutritional supplements , vitamins and trace elements (iron, calcium) .
Driving and using machines
Avodart is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If in doubt , consult a doctor.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Avodart capsules
These capsules contain glycerol, which at high doses may cause headache , stomach upset and diarrhea . Comprise butylated hydroxytoluene , which may lead to irritation of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes, in the event that 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 a doctor. The usual dose of Avodart is one capsule (0,5 mg) once daily with meals 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 felt an immediate improvement . Some patients have an improvement in symptoms shortly after the start of 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 of capsules Avodart
If you take more capsules than prescribed for you , tell your doctor or contact the emergency services.
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 room if you experience any of the following symptoms soon after taking dutasteride:
• Sudden wheezing, tightness in the chest or shortness of breath
• Swelling of 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 may be serious . Like all medicines Avodart can lead to adverse reactions. They are not uncommon and do not affect most people.
Reported the following effects:
• Impotence (inability to achieve or maintain an erection )
• Depressed libido (decreased sexual desire )
• Any changes or problems with ejaculation reduce sperm count or sperm quantity .
• Increase or tenderness of the breast.
If you experience any of these symptoms , do not need to stop taking the drug , but you should consult your doctor. Let your doctor of all adverse reactions occurring while taking the drug , even those not mentioned in this leaflet.
HOW TO STORE AVODART?
Store Avodart at a temperature 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. Do not pass it on to another person. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours , This leaflet does not provide full information about the medicine. If you have questions or do not understand something , ask a doctor.
In addition to taking Avodart soft capsules to improve your symptoms related to urination can help change some habits :
- Drink less fluids before bedtime - Avoid the use of coffee and / or alcohol.
Avodart ( Avodart ) is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline Group of companies.