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About Avodart - Avodart and Weight Gain
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- About Avodart
Avodart is a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV page talks in more detail about this medication, including what to expect during treatment with Avodart and how long it may take to see results.
- Are You at Risk for BPH?
Learn about the risk factors for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in this video from eMedTV.
This eMedTV page explains that Avodart is a prescription drug used to help shrink an enlarged prostate. This page covers how Avodart works, when and how to take it, and possible side effects to look out for. Avadart is a common misspelling of Avodart.
Avodart is a prescription drug used to help shrink an enlarged prostate. This part of the eMedTV library explains how Avodart works, and also discusses the drug's effects and what to do if you overdose. Avidart is a common misspelling of Avodart.
Avodart is a prescription drug licensed to treat an enlarged prostate (or BPH). This eMedTV Web page discusses Avodart effects, dosing guidelines, strengths, and possible side effects (which can include erectile dysfunction and breast tenderness).
- Avodart Alternatives
As this eMedTV article explains, Avodart alternatives can include surgery, other medications, or watchful waiting. This page discusses when each alternative may be appropriate and lists some side effects of a few of the drug alternatives to Avodart.
- Avodart and Depression
Depression isn't a reported side effect of Avodart. But as this eMedTV resource explains, that doesn't mean that Avodart isn't causing depression for you. If you're on Avodart and depression symptoms occur, talk with your healthcare provider.
- Avodart and Impotence
Sexual side effects (such as impotence or a decreased libido) can occur during treatment with Avodart. This eMedTV Web page explains that if you're taking Avodart and impotence or other sexual side effects occur, you should talk to your doctor.
- Avodart and Pregnancy
This eMedTV page explains that while Avodart and pregnancy haven't been tested together in humans, the drug showed problems fetuses in previous animal studies. Women who are pregnant or could be pregnant should avoid even touching the Avodart capsules.
- Avodart and Weight Gain
This eMedTV segment explores Avodart and weight gain, explaining that weight gain was not reported as either a common or rare side effect of Avodart during clinical studies. This page also discusses how side effects are studied in clinical trials.