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Dutasteride is the generic version of Avodart, an oral capsule that treats hair loss in people assigned male at birth. This medication blocks the buildup of DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss) and helps slow the rate of male pattern baldness.
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About Dutasteride (Generic Avodart)
How does it work?
This medication treats hair loss by blocking the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT)’s production in the body. It can help prevent hair loss symptoms like thinning hair and bald spots.
What does it treat?
This medication is a hair loss treatment for people assigned male at birth. It can slow hair thinning and promote hair regrowth.
What forms does it come in?
This hair loss treatment typically comes as a capsule to be taken by mouth. Follow your licensed provider’s dosage instructions and don’t crush or chew the capsules.
Dutasteride vs. Avodart
They are the exact same medication—Avodart is the brand name for the generic Dutasteride. Both drugs treat hair loss by blocking the production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a hair loss prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Dutasteride 0.5 mg (90 capsules) start at $31.97.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Dutasteride 0.5 mg (90 capsules)*
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Dutasteride (Generic Avodart) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Dutasteride (Generic Avodart)?
- Stops hair loss
- Improves thinning hair
- Prevents further hair loss
- Regrows hair
Who should not take this medication?
- People assigned female at birth and children
- People with prostate cancer
- People with liver problems
- People with allergies to its ingredients
If you have any of these conditions, speak with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
How do you take this medication?
In most cases, you take this medication once per day as directed by your licensed provider. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush or chew it.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid doubling your dose to catch up.
What happens if I take too much?
We don’t currently know the effects of taking too much of this medication. Follow your medical prescriber’s dosing instructions carefully to avoid any complications.
If you’ve taken too much Dutasteride, call your medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Dutasteride (Generic Avodart) online?
Yes! Just complete a discreet $15 Dr. B online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice if it’s appropriate.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication. When side effects do happen, they’re normally mild. Mild side effects include:
- Lowered sex drive
- Difficulty achieving erection
- Ejaculation issues
- Breast tenderness
If you experience severe side effects like priapism or breast enlargement—or other new and worrying symptoms—contact your health provider or pharmacist right away.