Generic equivalents for Avodart...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
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Avodart is a medication that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition is affects the prostate gland and causes swelling and inflammation. Avodart is an androgen hormone inhibitor and works by decreasing the levels of hormone involved in the growth of the prostate gland. Dutasteride is an active ingredient in Avodart that works to improve urinary flow and decrease urinary blockage in those patients suffering from BPH. This medication should only be used in men and must be avoided in women and children.
As is the case with all drugs, it is vital that you carefully follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. In most cases this will be written on the label of the medicine bottle or box and you must read this information very carefully. In the case of Avodart you will also be given a patient information leaflet for your information. If you do happen to have any questions about how to take this medicine then you should talk to your pharmacist, nurse or doctor and they will be happy to help you. You must not crush, break or chew this medicine and should instead swallow it whole with a glass of water. It is not important if you take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach, however you must not mix the medicine in with your food or with any liquid. Where you keep the medicine is very important and in this case it must be stored at room temperature (77 degrees F) away from the sun and in the bottle or box provided or in an airtight container. You should not store this medication in your bathroom. You must take the medicine as directed by your doctor and if you can take it at the same time everyday i.e. at breakfast time, then that may help you to remember. It is very important that you take this medicine everyday as directed and do not miss a dose, even if you are feeling better. Failure to take your medicine as directed will likely result in the worsening of your symptoms. In the unfortunate scenario that you do forget to take a dose, you must take the missed dose as soon as you remember unless this is near the time of your next dose. In this case you should just forget about the missed dose and carry on with your normal schedule, as you must never take two doses of a single medication at the same time. If you have any concerns then you should contact your pharmacist, nurse or doctor for more information. Dutasteride capsules can become soft and may leak if not stored at the correct temperature, if this is the case then you must not use them. If your skin comes into contact with the leaked medication then you must wash your skin immediately with soap and water. Contact your pharmacist if your tablets react in this way.
Avodart will not offer you a magic cure overnight and will in most cases take 3 to 6 months to reach its full effect. For this reason it is important that you do not give up on this medicine and never stop taking a medicine without first talking to your doctor. Stopping a medicine suddenly will often result in a worsening of symptoms and side effects and in most cases your doctor will want you to come off a medicine slowly, a process known as tapering. There may be tests that are required by your doctor to check for side effects and/or monitor how effective the medicine is for you, however your doctor will talk to you about what is required. It is important to attend all laboratory and doctor appointments while you are taking Avodart and additional appointments may be necessary when a change to the dose is made and during the initial starting period. It is important to note that this medication will affect the results of the PSA blood test that helps to detect prostate cancer. For this reason you must inform the laboratory staff that you are on this medication so that they can make the necessary adjustments. You must not donate blood for at least six months after your final dose of this medication. Avodart can be very dangerous if it comes into contact with pregnant women and can even be absorbed through the skin and affect the baby, for this reason pregnant women must not handle this medicine. If any pregnant woman comes into contact with broken or crushed Avodart tablets then they must contact their doctor immediately. If any of this medicine is transferred to the developing male fetus via the mothers skin then he may suffer abnormal sexual development. Also it is unknown if Avodart is excreted in the breast milk and so general advice at this time is to speak with your doctor or pharmacist about whether it is safe for you to breastfeed. However there is no indication for a female to be taking this medication in the first place.
Avodart Side Effects
As is the case with most drugs Avodart is not without its side effects. Some of the things that you may notice when taking this medication include: breast enlargement or tenderness, changes in sexual function such as decreased interest in sex, impotence, or a decrease in the volume of ejaculate. These may be minor and go away during the course of treatment, however if they do bother you then you must talk to your doctor. Avodart was prescribed to you, as your doctor believes that the benefits will outweigh the side effects and so it is usual to expect some symptoms. However these symptoms should not cause you major discomfort and if this is the case then please talk to your doctor. Fortunately it is uncommon for someone to have an allergic reaction to this medicine, however they do occur and if you notice severe dizziness, a rash, itching, trouble breathing or swelling then you must seek immediate medical attention. If you experience any symptoms that worry you, even if they are not listed above, then it is vital that you talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse about it.
Buy Avodart Online
A great way afford your Avodart prescription is to fill it online from a licensed Canadian pharmacy. Legitimate online Canadian pharmacies carry the same prescription Avodart that you are used to buying from your neighborhood pharmacy, but at much lower prices. In addition, they offer the convenience of delivering your Avodart directly to your door or mailbox.
To buy Avodart online, first obtain a valid prescription from your doctor. Then, research online Canadian pharmacies for the best prices. A good place to check is the website of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, which is an association of licensed, retail pharmacies located in Canada. Each CIPA member pharmacy is licensed and regulated by the Canadian government. The CIPA website lists member pharmacies and also allows for you to search for pharmacies to see if they are verified. The website PharmacyChecker.com (www.pharmacychecker.com) also allows you to search for legitimate online Canadian pharmacies that may have your Avodart prescription.
Then, submit your Avodart prescription to the online Canadian pharmacy. The pharmacy will have licensed pharmacists process your Avodart prescription. Upon request, a pharmacist will be made available to you to answer any questions or concerns you have about your prescription. A licensed Canadian pharmacy will also offer a customer service line or other customer support. Once your Avodart order with the online pharmacy is processed, your prescription will be dispensed and shipped.
When you order Avodart online from a licensed online Canadian pharmacy, you can receive the same drug you usually buy at big box and grocery store pharmacies for a much lower price.
Legitimate online Canadian pharmacies offer prices that are up to 90 percent lower than retail pharmacy prices in the United States and elsewhere. Discover the ease and convenience of buying Avodart online through a licensed online pharmacy today.