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No not at all. Actually certain organs only respond to DHT rather then testosterone. Avodart prevents conversion of testosterone to DHT and the patients very commonly report following side effects ;
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These side effects may appear in future however these are completely reversible with withdrawal of avodart.
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No unfortunately when you block testosterone there isnt much you can do to help it.
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The other expert is correct that Avodart does not increase testosterone levels.
Sexual side effects are infrequent, occurring in less than 10% of patients that take the drug. However, there is nothing that has been identified that can prevent the side effects. If side effects occur, then the only intervention that has been shown to help is stopping the drug. Side effects will resolve when the drug is stopped.
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It is the nature of all medicines. Side effects happen in only a minority of patient, but why they happen in some people and not others cannot be predicted. This is also true on the positive side of drugs. The desirable effects do not happen in 100% of people taking a drug, and why it does not work in some people cannot be predicted.
By studying a population of people, we can determine the percentage of people in whom it will work and the percentage of people that develop side effects, but we cannot predict how any single person will respond.
If we could predict the people in whom any drug does and does not work and the people in whom it does or does not have side effects, then we would only prescribe the drug to those people in whom it will work and not cause side effects, and we are never able to do that for any drug. It is not a unique situation for Avodart.
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