Avodart

Chinese name:

What is Avodart?

Avodart is a brand medication that contains Dutasteride, which belongs to a class of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. It works by reducing the production of a hormone that is known to induce prostate enlargement in men. It is therefore used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

How to use it?

Avodart is available as capsules. Take it with or without food. The usual recommended dose is 1 capsule once daily at the same time every day.

What are the side effects of Avodart?

Common side effects of Avodart include impotence, ejaculatory disorder, decreased sex drive and dizziness.

Who should not take Avodart?

  • People who are allergic to any component of Avodart or other 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.
  • Women (especially pregnant women) and children
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Where to buy Avodart in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Avodart is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Avodart in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 0.5mg (Capsules)
Drug class
Antiandrogens
Sub class
5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors
Generic Names