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Avodart 0.5 mg

3 or more : $75.99 6 or more : $74.99 12 or more : $73.99
  • Brand: GSK
  • Product Code: GSK_AVD
  • Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Dutasteride, which is a type of medicine called a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor.

Dutasteride works by inhibiting the action of a substance in the body called 5-alpha reductase. 5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that is responsible for converting the male hormone testosterone into a more active form called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

The enlargement of the prostate gland, (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia), which often occurs in men with advancing age, is dependent upon testosterone being converted to DHT within the prostate gland. In the absence of DHT the prostate gland shrinks. By decreasing the amount of testosterone that is converted into DHT, dutasteride therefore helps to shrink the prostate gland.

The prostate gland is found only in men and lies at the top of the tube connecting the bladder to the outside (urethra). Enlargement of the prostate causes it to press on the urethra and bladder and can cause urinary symptoms such as difficulty passing urine and increased need to urinate, particularly at night. By shrinking the prostate, dutasteride relieves the pressure on the bladder and urethra. This allows urine to flow freely past the prostate and relieves the urinary symptoms associated with this condition.

DHT causes hair loss but to create DHT, testosterone is converted by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase (5-AR). Dutasteride works by preventing this activity. Lowering the production of DHT addresses the root cause of balding making it less likely to occur. Dutasteride is only recommended for use by men and will only work while it is being taken. It is likely to be more effective when used earlier in the hair loss process.

What is it used for?

  • Enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
  • Relieve moderate to severe symptoms of BPH and to reduce the risk of developing a complete inability to pass urine (acute urinary retention) that may require surgery.
  • Treat male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)

English instruction leaflet inside the box

Size : 30 tablets /box