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Are there any other options then avodart hate the side effects had every bad symptom from inability maintain an erection, decrease in sex drive, problem ejaculating . Was taking for slow urine flow rate. I stopped taking is there any over-the-counter

Are there any other options then  avodart  hate the side effects had every bad symptom from  inability maintain an erection, decrease in sex drive, problem ejaculating .  Was taking for slow urine flow rate.  I stopped taking is there any over-the-counter

Finasteride : Finasteride is an alternative to avodart (dutasteride). Unfortunately, it has a very similar side effect protocol to Avodart (dutasteride) as it has the same mechanism of action. Alpha blockers like tamsulosin, sildosin or alfuzosin are very good at improving a patient's force of stream. However, they too can cause a decrease in your ejaculate. They should not however interfere with your sex drive. They would really provide your best chance for symptomatic relief. I would also speak to your urologist about the possiblity of surgical intervention. However this too will likely wipe out your ejaculate. As for alternative products, there have been two randomized control trials looking at saw palmetto published in the nejm that have shown that it does not work. As for other products, I do not know of any hard data showing that they work. ...Read more

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On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side-effect?

On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side-effect?

No it is not related: Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor that will reduce the size of the prostate and lower the psa level by 50% .It may lower the volume of the ejaculate and caouse ed in some men but shold not change the length of the penis. ...Read more

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What is dutas (generic avodart) dosage, what to do?

What is dutas (generic avodart) dosage, what to do?

Avodart (dutasteride): Avodart (dutasteride) is used in the treatment of enlarged prostate gland. Since this is a prescription medication - the physician will have already designated the dose. ...Read more

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If I stop Avodart (dutasteride) temporarily, how long will it take for my erections to return ?

If I stop Avodart (dutasteride) temporarily,  how long will it take for my erections to return ?

Avodart (dutasteride): While erectile dysfunction is listed as a common side effect of Avodart, (dutasteride) in my experience it is more likely that the medication is exacerbating another cause of erectile dysfunction rather than being the sole cause. The drug has a very long half-life and may stay in your system for many weeks after stopping it. I would recommend an evaluation for ED by a urologist. ...Read more

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I have trouble getting an erection because of Avodart (dutasteride) which I have taken for over four years. How long must I stop it before my erection returns?

I have trouble getting an erection because of Avodart (dutasteride)  which I have taken for over four years. How long must I stop it before my erection returns?

Check w/ your doctor: You can also check with your pharmacist. Be sure to ask about alternative medication that may not cause erectile dysfunction to avoid problems from BPH from returning once off the meds. The length of time is probably different for different people however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is daily cialis as effective as avodart (dutasteride) in shrinking the prostate?

Is daily cialis as effective as avodart (dutasteride) in shrinking the prostate?

No: Cialis does not shrink the prostate like Avodart (dutasteride). The mechanism of action for helping ease urinary symptoms is different but is effective in some patients. ...Read more

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What med besides avodart (dutasteride) shrinks the prostate without producing erectile disfunction?

What med besides avodart (dutasteride) shrinks the prostate without producing erectile disfunction?

Finasteride: Proscar (finasteride) was the first medication available to reduce the size of the prostate. Both Proscar and Avodart (dutasteride) shrink the prostate in the range of 20%. This process takes several months. ...Read more

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Will Avodart (dutasteride) as a brand named prescription have its patent extended as a brand name beyond that of the expected November 2015 date?

Will Avodart (dutasteride) as a brand named prescription have its patent extended as a brand name beyond that of the expected November 2015 date?

Unlikely: Avodart (dutasteride) for treatment of enlarged symptomatic prostate as a brand name is allowed by FDA a certain period of EXCLUSIVITY,usually 17 yrs. After that expires other companies can market it as a generic drug ...Read more