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Avodart

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6.3  Effectiveness
5.3  Side Effects
3.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Avodart side effects and 1 Avodart benefit.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is dutasteride and brand name is Avodart.

The active ingredient of this medication is dutasteride.

It is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline.

Used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Avodart, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 16.7% 0% 83.3% 0% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Avodart Side Effects
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Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 33.3% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 33.3%
Cold Symptoms 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Depression 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Hair Growth 66.7% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 0%
Insomnia 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 16.7% 33.3% 0% 16.7% 33.3%
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Less Commonly Reported Avodart Side Effects
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Reduced Libido 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Avodart
18 Apr 2012 Seems to have shrunken my prostate. I urinate less frequently. Might be responsible for mild erectile dysfunction/loss of libido. Viagra or cialis help with the sexual side effects.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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20 Sep 2011 Been taking Avodart for 2 years. I MAY have experienced a little loss of libido and slight erectile dysfunction, but at the same time, I am getting older too (I'm 59). However, I still have interest in sex, and have it a few times a week, either through intercourse or masturbation. Viagra & Cialis completely negate any issues with my erection. Just a little of either gets me extremely erect and capable of staying that way. Possibly the reduction of semen amount and more clear color is attributable to the Avodart. No other possible side effects. In the meantime, my prostate seems to be slowing shrinking, and when I urinate, I feel I am more fully emptying my bladder. I've read a lot of scary reviews about Avodart, but haven't found it to negatively affect me to the point I would stop taking it and have to deal with an enlarging prostate. If you take it, pay attention to any possible side effects and report them to your doctor.
   —Posted by Wheels
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17 Sep 2009 Used for 24 months. Took care of BHP "__but at a terrible price of loss of libido, and sexual function___." Stopped taking six months ago and no return of BHP problem. Libido is a little better. Had sex once recently but I'm far from recovered. It takes a long time for avodart to get out of your system. I'll have an operation instead of ever taking it again.
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