Launch of Generic Avodart

Released: 10/12/2015   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The generic equivalent of Avodart 0.5mg (dutasteride) is now available. Avodart is a prescription medication prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate and works by blocking the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), thereby decreasing the amount of DHT in the body.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA are required to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form and route of administration as the brand name product. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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