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User Reviews for Avodart to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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Avodart Rating Summary

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30% (8)
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7% (2)
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7.2/10 Average Rating
27 ratings from 28 user reviews

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Reviews for Avodart

chucky · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 24, 2019

“Why do doctors keep prescribing this medication when there are other alternatives. I was ON dutasteride for 2 months & I fainted twice, 6 hours after taking the tablets the second time I hit my head when I fell I have had constant nose bleeds, swollen lips, mouth ulcers, swollen painful testicles, dry moth & constant ringing in the left ear. This medicine should be banned as there are other better alternatives without the side effects”

1 / 10
Bill · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2018

“I have been taking avodart for a week now, and have noticed the definite benefit of not having to urinate as often with a stronger flow. No side effects apart from a some initial dizziness after getting up too quickly.”

10 / 10
Michael · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 14, 2018

“Destroyed my penis. Destroyed my self- confidence. Destroyed my wife's happiness. How come these people have not found a safe way to reduce the prostate. ”

4 / 10
lownacldiet · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 8, 2017

“Been on Avodart for 2 years now, have been on Testosterone Replacement for 15 years, have seen a gradual improvement with urinary tract symptoms, (difficulty urinating, low flow, trouble starting). Continue to have prostitis, pelvic pain, dribbling. Avodart symptoms, no libido, erectile dysfunction, loss of penile sensation, low semen flow, depression (when I first started medication). Used to have High Libido but now have No Libido. Thank Goodness for understanding SO with a "Hands on Approach". 60 years old.”

6 / 10
Nick187 October 13, 2016

“Urologist was hesitant to put me on this because my young age. He did. First two months were rough. Decreased energy and sex drive.After this my testosterone levels actually sky rocketed and I got muscular and lost body fat and sex drive went into hyper drive.Hair regrowth was minimal but body hair was drastically decreased. Oh and my prostate shrunk drastically and my PSA is below 1 (0.9).I was put on this after floxmax didn't work to fully evacuate my bladder . My BPH was causing bladder void incompleteness which caused UTI. It took Avodart 2 mths. to stop this where many medications failed.”

9 / 10
Randall Jay September 8, 2016

“Been taking Flomax and Avodart together for about 18 months. They work very well (no more frequent urination unless I drink 2 large teas or coffees) and no side effects whatsoever so far (other than "reverse ejaculation" from the Flomax which is actually a bonus).”

10 / 10
jpozenel October 21, 2015

“In eight months my PSA went from 11.2 to 5.0, to 3.8. I was taking it late in the evening and felt terrible muscle and joint pain throughout the night. If I take it about noon and drink plenty of coffee and water, the nighttime pain goes away. I really don't feel it during the day when I'm active. I guess that when I take it at night it stays more concentrated and doesn't get out of my system. I'm getting some thickening of hair at the back of my head, though not drastically thick. It definitely reduces your sex drive. Orgasms can still be felt but not as intense with very little if any semen production. I also take Flomax twice a day. I'm sleeping much better now with far less frequent trips to the bathroom.”

10 / 10
Scott F · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 3, 2015

“I've taken Avodart for several years. It sometimes worked better than other times. The side effects are terrible. Less than a month ago, I decided to try a natural formula and found many available. I decided to try Urinozinc Prostate Formula because of the high ratings. Within a week, I stopped taking Avodart. I'm back to I was years ago. I won't ever be taking Avodart again.”

5 / 10
Helmut Harnisch · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 15, 2014

“After 15 years of Prostate Problems many Biopsies. PSA 139 had acute Urinary Retention and Catherised (not getting Catheter in, bleeding. Put on Duodart slight Improvement, nocturnal from ten times to about 4 to 5 times, very dizzy.”

6 / 10
66 year old · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 27, 2013

“I have been on this for 2 years. It has shrunk my enlarged prostate so I no longer have discomfort, and I urinate a little less often at night. Most importantly, I am able to postpone prostate reduction surgery. Sexual side effects same as others have noted. Now developing some breast tenderness. I take this with an alpha blocker as well.”

8 / 10
Slimjim joe · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 25, 2013

“Been on Avodart for 3 months now. 0.5mg a day. Don't have to urinate as often. Have regrown almost a full head of hair. Libido and ejaculation are still in working order. Although I take an aromatose inhibitor to help combat having low DHT and high estrogen. For those who have libido issues this may be the culprit as DHT is known to help regulate estrogen in men. Having little DHT will result in an increase of estrogen and low sex drive.”

10 / 10
paul2013 January 23, 2013

“No change in PSA (still around 4) - sleep through the night though. No erectile dysfunction though however, cannot climax.”

3 / 10
1tqd · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 26, 2012

“I am 65 years old and have been on Avodart for one year. My PSA had increased at a rapid rate to 3.6. Biopsy was benign. Frequent urination was of course an issue. My PSA dropped almost by 50% in the first 6 months. My sex drive is non existent and if I can get a partial erection I am able to have a small ejaculation. Cialis will sometimes work. The most dramatic side affect has been that I now have an almost full head of hair. Prior to the Avodart therapy I was pretty bald on top and thinning on the sides. My barber has been amazed, as have I.”

8 / 10
ts590 · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 30, 2012

“I have been taking Avodart for about a year now, it has improved my night urinating, but I really do not like the decreased sex drive and ability to achieve a full erection and decreased semen output.”

7 / 10
Anonymous July 3, 2011

“I am 66 years old, have been on Avodart and Tamsulosin for about a year. I was on Cardura for several years but following the second episode of kidney stones, my Urologist switched me to Avodart and Tamsulosin. I also take a blood pressure medication and calcium supplements for osteoporosis (probably the culprit generating the kidney stones). Avodart and/or Tamsulosin has destroyed my ability to achieve erections and almost eliminated semen ejaculation though my libido is not significantly diminished. Cardura did not produce these negative side effects.”

4 / 10
Don Jay June 29, 2011

“I am 68 and have been using Avodart and Tamusolin together now for about a month. A serious side effect suffered is extreme difficulty obtaining an erection and/or ejaculation. A minor side effect has been light-headedness. At my age the serious side effect does not really bother me but being light-headed is a concern in my employment as a transit driver. I believe the Tamusolin is the light-headedness culprit but my doctor does not want me to continue it much longer.”

7 / 10
OldDennis February 7, 2011

“I am 63 years old and have BHP which I controlled effectively for several years with Flomax and that family of medicines. However, about 8 months ago, I began to suffer severe vertigo. After several thousands of dollars of tests from a variety of specialists, I quit taking Doxazosin and that family of medicines and switched to Avodart. The vertigo went away within a few days. It took Avodart about a week to kick in and it is not as effective at improving flow as the others, but I can sleep all night without getting up. However, as others have noted my libido plummeted to zero and I am not on testosterone replacement. The two counteract each other and I just need to find the right mix that I am willing to live with.”

6 / 10
Maeztro September 6, 2010

“Been on it for a week and so far I really have seen improvement. Have middle lobe enlarged prostate. Have had symptoms for probably 20 years but mid-lob diagnosis was not found out until a sonogram of the prostate. No side effects so far. Sex drive seems to be okay. Was worried about that one. Now instead of going to urinate 1-2 times an hour I now go about once every 4 hours! Huge improvement.”

10 / 10
threeweeks December 11, 2009

“It has been about three weeks now. I use to have to go every two hours. That has now doubled four. Definite decrease in sex drive. That is the trade-off.”

Anonymous October 11, 2009

“After two months, it had completely killed my libido and my ability to obtain an erection even with Viagra on board!”

1 / 10
artguitar August 31, 2009

“I am 65 years old and have been taking Flomax for over a year. It works great for the flow of urine but I had a few side effects so I switched to Avodart. My bad symptoms disappeared but my flow of urine decreased and after two weeks I ended up with a Urinary Tract Infection. I see that some people take both Avodart and Flomax together for prostate problems.”

5 / 10
tomas2 August 22, 2009

“I have been taking 0.5mg daily for a year. The product works and has a bonus for me. I have always suffered from nose bleeds on an unpredictable basis. Since taking Advodart, I rarely experience a nose bleed. Several months ago, I went to using it every other day and within two weeks, the nose bleeds returned. With a return to the daily dosage, have had few if any nose bleeds.”

7 / 10
Anonymous January 14, 2009

“I have prostate cancer. The doctor prescribed Avodart and my PSA went from 10.6 to 2.1 in two weeks.”

10 / 10
dbuelke January 6, 2009

“I started Avodart about 3 weeks ago and my nocturnal urinations have dropped from about 3x to once nightly. Stream has never been a problem and hasn't changed. I sleep more soundly and have not had any of the common side effects.”

9 / 10
scott195 September 29, 2008

“I've had 2 TURPS 11 years ago. Flow was fully obstructed for over a year. Flow has been decreasing. Have been taking this for one week and flow seems noticably improved. No side effects.”

10 / 10