Q: I missed my dose today, should I take a double dose to make up for the one I missed?
A: No, you should maintain the dose schedule set by your pharmacist and doctor and avoid double dosing. For missed doses take Avodart as soon as you remember. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular schedule.
Q: If I have to Avodart for longer than 6 months, am I still eligible to donate blood after a certain period of time?
A: You cannot donate blood while taking Avodart because it can cause complications if given to woman who are breast feeding or pregnant. You must have stopped using Avodart for at least 6 months before you will be eligible to donate blood. Extended periods of Avodart use shouldn't change the eligibility time frame for you to donate blood. Check with your local blood donation clinic for clarification on the restrictions of blood donation.
Q: I heard that Avodart can cause prostate cancer, is this true?
A: There may be an increased risk of prostate cancer while using Avodart. However, your doctor will work closely with you to ensure that Avodart will be safe to use.