Avodart , also known as dutasteride, is 5-alpha-reductase (an androgen hormone) inhibitor that is used to treat men who have benign prostatic hyperplasia which is an enlarged prostate gland.
This medicine works by reducing the production of hormones that are responsible for prostate growth. It also improves urine flow by decreasing urinary blockage. Avodart comes as an oral capsule taken once per day, with or without a meal.
Side effects which may occur while taking Avodart include changes in sexual function, breast tenderness or enlargement. The prostate will continue growing once you stop taking Avodart . Women and children should not use Avodart .
Avodart may also be used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.