What are the side effects of Avodart?

Avodart might have side effects.  Here’s a rundown of the possible side effects:

Allergic Reaction:

  • Itchiness
  • Hives
  • Swelling Lips or Face

If you experience any of these immediately seek medical attention!

Sexual Side Effects

  • Problems obtaining or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction) – <5%
  • Decrease in sex drive – <3%
  • Decrease in amount of semen ejaculated – <1.5%
  • Breast enlargement or tenderness – <1.2%

Suffering from sexual side effects can be discouraging, but note that these problems will go away if you discontinue using Avodart.  You can always stop taking Avodart and reverse the effects.  OR you can talk to your doctor about using erectile dysfunction products like Viagra or Cialis.  Luckily, erectile dysfunction affects less than 5% of Avodart users.

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