User Reviews for Avodart
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Reviews for Avodart to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
"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."
lownacldiet (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Nick187 October 13, 2016
27 users found this comment helpful.
"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)."
Randall Jay September 8, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
jpozenel October 21, 2015
44 users found this comment helpful.
"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 normal...like I was years ago. I won't ever be taking Avodart again."
Scott F (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 3, 2015
69 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Helmut Harnisch (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 15, 2014
42 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
66 year old (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 27, 2013
77 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Slimjim joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2013
114 users found this comment helpful.
"No change in PSA (still around 4) - sleep through the night though. No erectile dysfunction though however, cannot climax."
paul2013 January 23, 2013
71 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
1tqd (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 26, 2012
118 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
ts590 (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 30, 2012
100 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous July 3, 2011
99 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Don Jay June 29, 2011
81 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
OldDennis February 7, 2011
97 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Maeztro September 6, 2010
93 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
threeweeks December 11, 2009
87 users found this comment helpful.
"After two months, it had completely killed my libido and my ability to obtain an erection even with Viagra on board!"
Anonymous October 11, 2009
117 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
artguitar August 31, 2009
102 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
tomas2 August 22, 2009
50 users found this comment helpful.
"I have prostate cancer. The doctor prescribed Avodart and my PSA went from 10.6 to 2.1 in two weeks."
Anonymous January 14, 2009
97 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
dbuelke January 6, 2009
104 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
scott195 September 29, 2008
79 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking Avodart for about two years now. It was prescribed because of an enlarged prostate which was affecting my ability to urinate. My stream is much improved. "
fatjack September 17, 2008
138 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking 0.5 mg of avodart twice a day for 4 years. I have noticed no side effects and lab results verify that nearly all testosterone conversion to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is blocked. Since prostate cancer growth is stimulated by DHT, and not testosterone, my PSA has remained low (below 1)with no tumor regrowth (after radiation therapy)."
Mitch640 July 30, 2008
104 users found this comment helpful.
"This medication worked for me from day one! The flow immediately smoothed out. No problems for the first week of use, which is how long I have been on it."
Doonage June 5, 2008
120 users found this comment helpful.
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