Avodart (Dutasteride)

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I began taking Proscar/finasteride 18 years ago, in my 40s, after seeing my 85 yr old father catheterize daily. I researched it and began self-medicating. 3 years ago when I read about improved benefits of Avodart/dutasteride, I switched. Recently I told my doctor. He said--that explains why your prostate is so small (I'm 64). Then he commented--I'm almost your age when you started. The drug DOES NOT affect my sexual drive or performance; if I didn't exercise or was overweight that might!

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AFTER USING AVA-DART FOR OVER 5 YEARS.......IT NEVER DELIVERED THE PROMISE TO RELIEVE MY SYMPTOMS. PLAIN AND SIMPLE, IT DOES NOT WORK.

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I have been on Avodart and Flomax for over 5 years and recently been switched to Jaylen whidh is supposed to replacle both. afh

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OK......WHAT IS LAYLEN????? WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO. HAVE YOU BEEN ON IT FOR AWHILE AND HAS IT HELPED??????? LET ME KNOW. JG

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ive been 0n avodart for 3 years and still go wiz 3 to 4 times every night i wqjust hope for the best. and waite i am a 72 year ols male that does not have any other problems . i wonder if it helps at all or not???

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I've been using Avodart for about 3 years with great success. Only rarely, do I have to get up during the night, and my psa has dropped down to .88. Couldn't be more pleased.

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I HAVE BEEN USING AVODART FOR MORE THEN 6 YEARS AND STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AS WHEN I STRATED TAKING IT. MY DRUGEST TELL ME THAT IT HAS PROBABLY BEEN WORKING OR MY PROBLEM COULD BE WORSE. SOMETIMES I GET UP 5 TO 7 TIMES A NIGHT TO URINATE. LOSSING TO MUCH SLEEP. I GUESS IT ONLY WORKS ON CERTIN PEOPLE.

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Been taking Advdort about 6 years or more. Works great. My doctor has my PSA down to 1.2. I had lazer surgury and now taking it just 3 times a week.
I suggest if you have a problem talk to you doctor. Maybe with doctor advice take it just 3 times a week. No problem with sex. I am 62 and go to the gym. This helps my sex drive. Exercising.

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Regarding your very low PSA when you use Avdart you need to double the numeric reading because it halves the number which is not accurately a reflection of the condition of the prostate. However your number is still good at 2.2.

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I HAVE BEEN ON AVODART FOR A FEW YEARS AND I AM NOT AT ALL SURE IF IT IS WORKING FOR ME. CAN ONE GET OFF THE TREATMENT WITHOUT CREATING A PROBLEM?

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taking avodart has brought on all those sideeffects affecting sex matters- seems like they never tell you the side effects until you experience them

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I totally agree with this comment. While I realize that medications act differently on differnt individuals I did take Avodart for several months. My previously active sex life diminished to almost non-existent. I had been told that there would be no harm, that normal erectile functions would return within "a week or two", and though I have been off this drug for three years I still cannot function sexually properly. I feel that if my urologist was so informed by the mfg's sales rep, or the mfg. itself, then he was lied to. I do not believe in frivilous lawsuits, but I am totally angry at this drug since I firmly believe it to be the singular major cause of my dysfunction. I talk here about a lawsuit not because it is my intention, but because I believe it is that serious a mistaken prescription, at least for me and many like me. The good did NOT outweigh the bad in my case. So...beware!

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I took this for two weeks and had to stop. It was breaking my face out so badly, I was feeling bad, and didn't notice any improvement but did have so many side effects that I had to discontinue it.I did not like it at all

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I had bee taking Avodart for about 2 years. Lately I had been getting tenderness in my
breasts. I stopped the Avodart and the side effect ceased.

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My urologist put me on Avodart and told me that it's half-life was so long that I could just take it every other day. I've been taking it about every three days and it seems to be working. I would think since you've already got a good dose in your system, if you were to just cut your dosage that it might relieve some of the soreness in your breasts. I had developed some tenderness in my nipples and cutting down the dosage helped but the medicine still worked on the prostate.

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My GP put me on finasteride a few months ago, when I complained of frequent and weak urination--always had the urge, but no "follow through" (same for sex). I went to my urologist two weeks ago, and he prescribed Avodart. After a complete exam, doctor stated I had a "significantly enlarged" prostate. After a week of taking this med, I am now feeling more "pass through" and stronger urination, less urges. He coupled this med with Levitra 20 mg, haven't tried it yet (think I'll wait until things get "stronger," but am seeing results with Avodart, no other side effects--yet.

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I am a 76 year old and have been on Avodart for about two years. Initially, I felt that it was effective in reducing my nightly trips to urinate, however, lately I am back to make 4-5 trips per night. It has also wrected my sex life as I can not obtain an erection even with the best drugs available.

Paul V.

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IS THERE ANOTHER DRUG YOU CAN TAKE INSTEAD OF AVODART,I USE TO GIVE BLOOD PALEATS BUT I CAN NOT DUE TO TAKING AVODART

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Sure, I was on both Flowmax and Proscar which worked for me, however, my doctor measures the size of my prostate every year, put me on Avodart and it reduced the size of the prostate by an additional 10%. So before I decided to give blood platlets I'd think more about my problems if I don't keep my prostate reduced and let someone else worry about the donation of the platelets.

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I have been taking the generic for Avodart, or Duprost, for benign prostate enlargement for over a year. Slowly my frequency of urination is going down. It seems to be doing the job for me.

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I AM 46 YR, OLD MALE. I HAVE BEEN ON AVODART FOR AWILE NOW WITH NO MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS! WENT FOR MY REGULAR CHECK-UP & THE DR. FOUND THE PROSTATE TO BE HARD & IRREGULAR. HE ORDERED A CYSTOSOPY TO RULE OUT MORE BEACAUSE MY FATHER HAD PROSTATE CANCER. I THINK AVODART IS A GREAT MEDICATION!

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yes. stay on it.

79 – MediGuard

If the symptoms are mild or moderate, it will shrink the prostate so making it easy to pass your water. It does help my condition. I would recommended.

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Do what th Dr. tells you!

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I have only been taken it for 31 days but it seems to be doing some good.

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Take it as prescribed.

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i have never had any outstanding issues. I see my urologist 2X a year and it appears to be doing what it is supposed to do.

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It may or may not work. I have had surgery which didn't work. I was on Flomax and now I am back on Flomax with Avodart. Only time will tell. The Dr. wants me to do all the testing again to determine if the surgery caused scaring and maybe have surgery again. I am not looking forward to that again.

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If I didn't know better I would have thought I made this post. I just wish I knew if either one could be causing my problems with my COPD.

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