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Incontinence board

  1. Incontinence Setbacks?
    ... antiandrogen such as Casodex preferably or flutamide; and Avodart or finasteride as the chaser; with a bisphosphonate ... high quality, absorbable vitamin D3 supplement). Avodart and finasteride add virtually no side effects to the ... therapy period of many years, using only finasteride or Avodart for maintenance. I hope you are one of them. I...

Cancer: Prostate board

  1. Prostate cancer treatment with hormone shots.
    ... Charles "Snuffy Myers. The mild drugs finasteride or Avodart appear to have a mild to moderate effect on prostate ... well covered by insurance), or flutamide, plus either Avodart or finasteride, will be more effective for most of ... shots from a combination of an antiandrogen plus Avodart or finasteride at the cost of just 20% of the side ... shots, with or without the other two kinds of drugs. ( Avodart and finasteride are in the same class of drug.) My...

  2. Worried about psa reading
    ... generically available as finasteride), or recently, Avodart . The role played by each drug in triple blockade ... antiandrogen, or an antiandrogen plus finasteride or Avodart ) appear to work very well for some of us and are probably...

  3. Need your help: Seeds or Robotic Surgery?
    ... work, as well as the mild medications finasteride and Avodart that appear to be somewhat effective, particularly...

  4. contained within the prostate?
    ... in the "5-alpha reductase inhibitor" class, either Avodart (widely advertised on TV for BPH) or finasteride ...

  5. combining an antiandrogen drug with an LHRH-agonist?
    ... years think he should very seriously consider adding Avodart or finasteride (generic for Proscar) as well. In ... dihydrotestosterone, even more dangerous); and the Avodart or finasteride block most of the conversion of any ... None of this is chemotherapy, and adding Casodex and Avodart or finasteride will not add appreciably, as a rule ... the LHRH-agonist drug, except that finasteride and Avodart may regrow some hair in male-pattern baldness areas...
    ... adding a "5-alpha reductase inhibitor drug," either Avodart or finasteride (formerly Proscar), to his treatment ... modena35, convinced me to add the 5-ARI drug Proscar ( Avodart not then available), and shortly my PSA plunged to...

  6. Doc Put Off My Biopsy..Is This A Smart Thing To Do?
    ... reduction and low-key medication tactics (finasteride, Avodart , a statin) which appear to help combat prostate cancer...

  7. New To The Health Board.. I'm Going For Biopsy & Totally Confused Please Help
    ... diet, how it responds to six months of finasteride or Avodart , etc. From what I read, anything over 10 is cause...

  8. Infection And Elevated PSA Levels
    ... grade disease but rather making it easier to detect.) Avodart would probably do about the same thing. However,...

  9. where do I go from here
    ... would be to go on either of the drugs finasteride or Avodart . Both were approved as BPH drugs, but finasteride ... it is safe (some docs still haven't caught on). :( Avodart very likely has anti-PC activity, probably even better...

  10. second line treatments for advanced metastatic p ca
    ... of the drugs finasteride (generic for Proscar) or Avodart will block much (finasteride) or almost all (Avodart ... men with metastases) or flutamide (in the US), plus Avodart or finasteride, should have worked better. While...

  11. Get on with my active life or surender to PC
    ... , and perhaps mild medication like finasteride or Avodart . If the true PSA is higher than 10, then you would...

  12. RP was wrong decision?
    ... needed in support. (2) Adding a third drug, probably Avodart but possibly finasteride to achieve triple hormonal ... support. (3) Just the antiandrogen probably with Avodart or finasteride. This has a milder side effect profile...

  13. hormone shots prior to radiation
    ... an antiandrogen or antiandrogen with finasteride or Avodart . The main issue there is gynecomastia, and there...
    ... duty drugs and continuing with just finasteride or Avodart for maintenance. Intermittent triple blockade...

  14. psa increasing
    ... You could also try finasteride (formerly Proscar) or Avodart for several months and see how your PSA responds. ... should cut the PSA about in half, and I believe that Avodart will do that too.) About that falling free PSA...

  15. Prostate Problems
    ... biopsy. You might want to ask him about taking Avodart or finasteride to shrink the prostate and give you ... disease according to accumulating recent studies), and Avodart , in the same class of drug, almost certainly has the...

  16. avodart
    ... cancer completely in check with just a mild drug like Avodart , or perhaps with its older companion drug, finasteride ... 100 before the cancer would be a problem. In others Avodart and finasteride would not be enough. Radiation, cryotherap...
    ... Hi Jim: Is Avodart or Finasteride used after re-occurance after surgery...
    ... Rich, I have heard Dr. Charles Myers state that Avodart of finasteride were options to try for recurrences ... is much greater than the impact of finasteride or Avodart . However, only finasteride's impact has been validated ... gold-standard type clinical trial, and trials for Avodart are not due to report for another year or so. (Dr...

  17. prostate cancer
    ... known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors - finasteride or Avodart . Take care, Jim...

  18. interpret post op psa #'s ?
    ... the testes have shut down. The third drug, either Avodart or finasteride, known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors...

  19. what questions to ask? also general info - 88yr old w/ spinal metastasis
    ... plus the antiandrogen plus either finasteride or Avodart in a triple hormonal blockade combination. That might ... It's possible the antiandrogen, perhaps with the Avodart or finasteride, would bring great relief to the back...

  20. Gleason 9
    ... back on its heels. I personally believe that adding Avodart , or finasteride, is also wise, but many doctors are...
    ... checked? Also, can you explain a little more about Avodart or finasteride and what they help with? As for Dan...
    ... Casodex. Also, can you explain a little more about Avodart or finasteride and what they help with? [COLOR ... from conversion. Another thing finasteride and Avodart do is decrease blood supply to tumors in the prostate...

  21. Prostate Biopsies
    ... previous biopsy or not, finasteride (and probably Avodart ) use, and probably some other factors. One study...

  22. Washington DC Area Cancer Centers
    ... It makes sense to me to add either finasteride or Avodart so that you are on triple blockade and monitor how...

  23. Hoping for some information or answer to question please
    ... generic finasteride (formerly known as Proscar), or Avodart (both are 5-alpha reductase inhibitor drugs) blocks ... law on an antiandrogen and perhaps on finasteride or Avodart too and monitor what happens. By the way, is...

  24. Prostate and Supplements
    ... as Proscar and I believe the generic is now called Avodart can significantly suppress PSA. Its used by some urologists...
    ... reductase inhibitor class) is the widely advertised Avodart . Finasteride has been proven to reduce prostate cancer ... many doctors are not up-to-speed on finasteride and Avodart research and analysis. 2) Has anyone noted a reduction...

  25. Treatment AFTER surgury
    ... doctor about taking either of the drugs finasteride or Avodart ? There is evidence that they alone can help some...
    ... knock down that PSA without treatment, you might try Avodart , or generic Proscar (finasteride). Those are my...

  26. Help, Do we need second opinion?!!
    ... shots is highly desirable for most of us, as is adding Avodart or finasteride to achieve triple blockade. Has the...

  27. Whats the next step
    ... seem to be aware of that. Moreover, finasteride or Avodart can be used to prevent the conversion of any remaining...

  28. Prostate Cancer at age 54.....
    ... quickly for those of us also on finasteride (probably Avodart too), perhaps because finasteride greatly reduces...

  29. First PSA test at 47
    ... a side effect I have gratefully lived with. ;) Avodart might even be more effective, but it has not been...

  30. Nutrition & lifestyle tactics - books, resources and quick summary
    ... helpful. Taking mild medications like finasteride or Avodart and a statin drug also appears beneficial. These...

  31. PCA3 results
    ... the idea of using mild drugs like finasteride and Avodart (both in the same drug class) and a statin drug to...

  32. flucuating psa between 4-10
    ... nvestigator in the finasteride research. The other drug is Avodart , which you no doubt have seen heavily advertised....

  33. At what age is best to start getting tested for pc?
    ... help. They are finasteride (formerly Proscar) or Avodart , and a statin drug. All of these preventive tactics...

  34. prostate cancer after prostatectomy
    ... hormonal therapy involves the widely advertised drug Avodart or its earlier cousin, finasteride, now available ... termeasure, as are certain drugs. One strategy is to add Avodart or finasteride to the antiandrogen. One of the doctors ... stated he believes the antiandrogen plus finasteride or Avodart combination gives you 80% of the effectiveness...

  35. Total % of free PSA 13
    ... reduction and perhaps low key medication (finasteride, Avodart , a statin drug, perhaps a bone assessment and a bisphosphon...

  36. Hormone Therapy (Chemical Castration) Side Effects...
    ... reductase inhibitors finasteride (formerly Proscar) or Avodart , block the conversion of any remaining testosterone ... chosen triple hormonal blockade with finasteride or Avodart maintenance as their only therapy and have achieved...

  37. Newbie - Father diagnosed w/ PC
    ... either the generic Proscar known as finasteride or Avodart , or the antiandrogen could be used alone. One leading ... reduction, and a mild drug, either finasteride or Avodart . I am just a fellow survivor with no enrolled medical...

  38. First Timer (lengthy)
    ... with a low-key maintenance drug like finasteride or Avodart . That could be all you would need. If not, you could ... helps us. The low-key medications finasteride or Avodart also may be helpful, and statin drugs not only lower...

  39. when are hormone shots necessary in the treatment of prostate cancer
    ... Casodex or flutamide, perhaps with either finasteride or Avodart . Those drugs do not stop the production of testosterone...

  40. Active Surveillance - a sound option for truly low risk men
    ... Certain supportive low-key medications like Proscar and Avodart and Celebrex also seem to help. Some doctors suggests...
    ... Was there any discussion of drugs like finasteride, Avodart , or statins to help improve your odds? Were any informatio...
    ... things up, I'll comment. Jim - no to any mention of Avodart , finasteride, or statins to work on PCa. Yes to a...

  41. My brother's PSA results..
    ... author. I just did that and got 54 hits. The drug Avodart , in the same class as finasteride and widely advertised...

  42. PSA Levels Went Down On Second Test. Should I Still Get A Biopsy?
    ... even mild drugs like finasteride (aka Proscar) and Avodart will usually drop the PSA by 50% or more. In fact...

  43. Eighth year anniversary as a survivor, challenging case, today
    ... androgen deprivation therapy with finasteride (or Avodart ) maintenance. I am glad to say there are more such ... lowest score; excellent Did it with just Proscar, not Avodart .) 12/12/2006 -- Took final Casodex. Lupron due...

  44. recurrence after rp-
    ... are a 5-alpha reductase drug, either finasteride or Avodart (probably the latter as it is better on paper but...

  45. PSA rise
    ... enrolled medical education, by the way.) The drug Avodart would probably serve the same purpose and appears ... proven benefit with finasteride and likely benefit with Avodart : enlargement control, prevention help, and additional...
    ... My Dr's warned that using finasteride or avodart if cancer is suspected could mask cancer. These drugs...

  46. How long does he have?
    ... reductase inhibitor", either finasteride (cheaper) or Avodart (arguably more effective). For a patient with existing...

  47. Active surveillance
    ... of the mild 5-alpha reductase drugs (finasteride or Avodart ) to help prevent progression of the cancer and to...

  48. Not sure what to do
    ... Proscar now that it is available as a generic), and Avodart . Finasteride has been proven in a gold-standard type ... prevent about 25% of prostate cancer and do it safely. Avodart looks even better on paper, but results from its PC ... will not be available until about 2009. However, Avodart is available and approved now for treating BPH as...

  49. Post hormone therapy
    ... blockade and are continuing either finasteride or Avodart during the off-therapy maintenance period. This does...

  50. How high can it go...the PSA?
    ... getting a prescription for finasteride or alternately Avodart to prevent the conversion of almost all remaining...
    ... DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Either finasteride or Avodart can virtually eliminate that conversion as well as...

  51. Prostate Cancer - Life Expectancy
    ... ARI) drugs, either finasteride (the older drug), or Avodart , which appears to be superior to finasteride. That...

  52. Do I need a second biopsy?
    ... in Feb, 2006 and mild symptoms coming back, went on Avodart , symptoms decreasing. PSA around 6 in June 2006 ... Urologist says he doesn't like rise in PSA while on Avodart . Despite negative biopsy in 2001 AND negative PCA3...

Eye & Vision board

  1. Dry eyes....Help!
    ... blocked androgen like propecia, proscar, accutane, avodart . These findings only came about around 5 years ago...

Relationship Health board

  1. Mom Abusing StepDad
    ... took him to the doctor last Thur. and he was put on Avodart for his enlarged prostate. When we got home I told...

Urology board

  1. Male voiding problem
    ... suffer from most of your symptoms. I am on Flomax and Avodart now which has helped somewhat. Greg...

  2. Cooled Thermo Therapy
    ... My husband has an enlarged prostate and was on Avodart , but it did nothing to help. His urologist has suggested...

  3. Turp Question
    ... unless I wanted to be on medication (Uroxatral and Avodart ) for the rest of my life, then TUIP or TURP would...

  4. Prostate biopsy
    ... never had a ultrasound done, never given meds such as Avodart or Proscar. All he wants to do is biopsy although...
    ... I had a similar problem, after taking Avodart and flomax, I ended up having the TURP done. They...

  5. Enlarged Prostrate - Continous Bleeding - Advice??
    ... enlarged prostrate for many years. He is on Hydrin and Avodart . He had the Indigo Laser Operation and it helped...
    ... Couldn't get it to heal so my doc had me take Avodart . After about a month, the bleeding stopped....

  6. Urination Urge
    ... involve cathetars or surgery? I have taken Flomax, Avodart and Cardura, all with no real results. I dont know...

Men's Health board

  1. Testosterone/estrogen/thyroid results and avodart + severe bloating
    ... Wondering why you have been on avodart in the first place. What is it supposed to be doing...

  2. Should I use Steroids?
    ... I have an "enlarged prostate" and currently take Avodart . And from what I researched, taking any kind of testosteron...
    ... exhaustion. By the way, from what I understand, Avodart stops the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Would...

  3. How do you stop prostate bleeding
    ... was ruptured contributed by coumadin. He gave me avodart and it cleared the bleeding in 3 days. What I do ... not understand avodart is used to shrink the prostate. I am posting...

  4. Low Testosterone and Anti-Depressants-Please comment
    ... needed as an adult so I destroyed the enzyme with Avodart and soon lost all sexual functions. That was several...

  5. prostate pain after orgasm
    ... you taking any prostate medication, like flomax or avodart ? Sometimes they have that effect, along with retrograde...

  6. THT and PSA
    ... time I believed that DHT was responsible so I took avodart to see if that would correct my PSA level. Avodart ... TRT began, that first test hit 9.15 and then after avodart it dropped to 7.05 quickly. My urologist says he...
    ... kill off the infection. Could you possibly mean Avodart ? If so, that alone could lower your PSA without ...
    ... Disneyland for a week….! You are correct it’s Avodart . (Can’t spell….J). BrianEE93, why does Dr...
    ... In regard to ' avodart ' I have read in a few places that it is necessary ... test value you get for the PSA test if you are using avodart . Just for your info, my DHT was at 79 when I went ... on avodart and when I was tested three months later my DHT was ... PSA ranges between 3.9 and 7.0 when I am not using avodart . And so would many others. Good to hear from you...

  7. TRT - Pros and Cons of various forms (Gel, Patch, Injections)
    ... normal but also rather high on DHT. I am now taking avodart to reduce the DHT and increase the free T. Does this...
    ... level from a 4.9 to 9.04 convinced him to give me avodart to try. In my first blood panel before the first ... Friday when I get the results from after awhile on avodart ....

  8. Prostate Infections
    ... did, going down 7.0. My doctor started me using avodart to decrease the dihydrotestosterone level which causes ... outcome of a hormone panel to see how much decrease the avodart has accomplished. Results due by end of week. I...
    ... did, going down 7.0. My doctor started me using avodart to decrease the dihydrotestosterone level which causes ... outcome of a hormone panel to see how much decrease the avodart has accomplished. Results due by end of week. I...

  9. Any one familiar with "Prolieve Thermodilation System" for BPH
    ... Welcome to the board HH! Have you already tried Avodart ? I checked out the site for the procedure despite...
    ... I am on 1/2 tablet of DOXAOSIN daily and one AVODART capsule once a week. Seems to be helping control things...
    ... 3257701]I am on 1/2 tablet of DOXAOSIN daily and one AVODART capsule once a week. Seems to be helping control things...

Prostatitis board

  1. Healthy Male 35 yrs old, high psa and low free psa, is it prostatitis or cancer
    ... darkgreen"]Either of the mild drugs finasteride or Avodart would do that, and finasteride has been proven to ... longer follow-up from the original clinical trial.) Avodart probably has the same effect, in fact it appears to...

  2. Mildly Enlarged Prostate and past prostatitis
    ... that inevitably stopped working and required a TURP ( Avodart may be different), I took Saw palmetto in various...

  3. what are the options for prostatitis?
    ... time to work to where you no longer have symptoms. Avodart is the latest drug for BPH and reportedly works fast...
    ... prostate stones which add a furthur complication. Avodart is a very slow acting drug that prevents the enzyme...

Acne board

  1. My story
    ... Saw Palmetto, etc DHT Inhibitors - Retinoids, Avodart (duatasteride), Green Tea (EGCG), Beta Sitosterol...

  2. HELP acid burn EMERGENCY AFTER CARE HELP
    ... way its been 2.5 years on spiro and premerin and .5 avodart and my skin is perfect!but then again i killed my...


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