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Avodart (Dutasteride)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Avodart (dutasteride) is a medication prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a condition where the prostate enlarges, typically in older men, and the enlarged prostate causes problems like urinary retention, frequent urinary, and the inability to empty the bladder.

As men age, testosterone begins to largely convert to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a primary chemical signal responsible for causing the prostate to enlarge. The enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to DHT is called 5-alpha-reductase. Avodart works by blocking the action of 5-alpha-reductase, preventing testosterone from being converted into DHT.

By decreasing the conversion of DHT, Avodart can treat and prevent the symptoms of BPH.


The normal AVODART dosage is 0.5 mg once daily. When taken together with tamsulosin, the normal AVODART dosage is also 0.5 mg once daily.

The AVODART capsule should not be split or broken. Swallow the capsule whole and take it with or without food.


The active ingredient and name of AVODART and AVODART genericis dutasteride.


AVODART may decrease the total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in blood serum, so levels of PSA should be measured before and during AVODART treatment. Since PSA is an important marker for prostate cancer, a new baseline must be established after starting AVODART.

Women of childbearing age and women who are pregnant should not handle AVODART because it can cause birth defects.

Do not donate blood for at least six months after stopping AVODART.

Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects that can happen with AVODART include:

  • Breast disorders
  • Decreased libido
  • Ejaculation disorders
  • Impotence

Not everyone who takes AVODART will experience these side effects, but these are some of the most common. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects.


  1. Avodart [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709: GlaxoSmithKline; 2008.
  2. Mayo Clinic, Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), March 2nd, 2019. Retrieved April 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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