Frequently Asked Questions about Avodart (Dutasteride)
What is Avodart used for?
It is used to treat the male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
Dutasteride should only be used by men and avoided by women or children.
Explain me what is that male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss is an usual condition that cause men to experience
the thinning of the hair. It can also result in a receding hairline and/or balding on the top of the head.
Such can start around the age of 25 and it is believed to be related to
the excess of male hormones. The medical term for this is androgenetic alopecia.
Is is guaranteed that Avodart
will work on me?
It is proved that Dutasteride works for most men. It increases the number of scalp hairs
and fills in thin or balding zones of the scalp. Individuals that took Dutasteride
reported hair regrowth during the first 6 months.
Are there any side effects?
As it is nowadays common, all drugs contain side effects and Avodart is no
exception. However, studies show that most of the possible side effects
did not affect most men. A very small percentage (only 2%) of men had sexual side effects.
Such was manifested in a decreased amount of semen and less sexual desire.
Nevertheless, the side effects went away in individuals that continued to take Avodart
as well as in others that stopped.
Is there any difference between
Generic and Original brand Avodart?
No! The only thing you can point out as different is the price.
Both the original and the generic Avodart contain the same active ingredients.
All is equal to the original GlaxoSmithKline Avodart.
How should one take Avodart?
It is advised that you start with 0.5 mg per day (dose of Avodart). After
a while you can increase the dose to 2.5 mg per day. Please keep in
mind that this is usually the maximum Avodart dosage.
Avodart, Dutas, Duprost and Dutagen...what's different between
Avodart, Dutas, Duprost and Dutagen are only brand names. Dutasteride is the chemical name
for the active ingredient.