Buy Avodart Online in the UK
For many men, thinning hair is a natural part of the ageing process. Normally, male pattern hair loss starts when a man reaches his thirties or forties, but it can happen as early as late teens or early twenties.
Like many signs of ageing, it is not possible to stop or completely reverse male pattern baldness and many men are happy to embrace the process, or at least tolerate it. However, for some men baldness can affect confidence and mental health, particularly if it happens prematurely. In these cases, hair loss treatment can be effective. Medication can’t cure baldness, but some drugs can help to reverse male pattern hair loss.
Avodart is not licensed for use as hair loss treatment in the UK, however, it is licensed for the treatment of other hormone-related conditions and is therefore known to be safe. Avodart and other products containing generic Dutasteride are known to be effective in combating balding; provided you know it is used as an “off-label” for this specific condition, it can still be prescribed to you for the treatment of hair loss.
Many men are reluctant to see the doctor about balding: they may be embarrassed, unwilling to admit the psychological impact of the condition, or they might not go because they know that hair loss medication is not available on the prescription within the NHS. Oxford Online Pharmacy makes it easy to get hair loss medication online: simply fill in the medical consultation form after you check out and one of our doctors will assess your needs. If appropriate, you will be issued a private prescription, the cost of which is included in the medication price.
We do our best to make the process of getting the right medication as clear as possible.
The recommended dose of Avodart is one capsule (0.5 mg) taken orally once a day. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed or opened, as the contact with the capsule contents may result in irritation of the oropharyngeal mucosa. The capsules may be taken with or without food.
This medicine should only be taken by men and should not be taken or handled by women, children or adolescents. Avodart hair loss medication may be absorbed through the skin.
Women, children or adolescents who come into contact with leaking capsules of Avodart must immediately wash it off their skin with soap and water.
Avodart hair loss treatment should not be taken by those with severe liver disease. Those who take verapamil, diltiazem, nefazodone, alpha-blockers, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir or indinavir should make sure the doctor is aware. Avodart is a prescription-only product.
Avodart was originally developed for men with benign prostatic hyperplasis (BHP).
This medicine is for men only and must not be handled by women, children or adolescents. If your partner is or may be pregnant, you must wear a condom to avoid exposing her to semen which may harm a baby.
Tell your doctor if you’re taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines. These include any medicines you’ve bought without a prescription.
This medicine may contain soya oil.
Finasteride (Propecia) and Avodart (dutasteride) cause the lowering of your natural testosterone levels (rarely) leading to side effects such as impotence and prostate problems. In addition, a very small number of patients have reported symptoms of depression and (rarely) suicidal thoughts.
A recent study has concluded:
The incidence of erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction and decreased libido resulting in discontinuation from therapy was significantly higher in the dutasteride (5.1%, 2.4%, 2.7%, respectively) compared with the finasteride (2.1%, 1.8%, 1.4%, respectively) group (p < 0.01) (reference Science Direct comparisons of finasteride and dutasteride)
A recent study has shown that patients taking dutasteride (or finasteride) have a lower overall risk of low-grade prostate cancer but a higher risk of more serious (high-grade) prostate cancer. If you have any symptoms such as blood in the urine or difficultly urinating (passing water) you should contact your doctor for advice.
You will need to be aware of the potential longer-term side-effects of taking finasteride - known as Post Finasteride Syndrome - which may also apply to dutasteride - please see our Blog page for more information here
Please speak to our pharmacist if you have any concerns about these issues.