Avodart (Dutasteride) is Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy agent. The main component in the drug, Dutasteride is a synthetically produced selective inhibitor of both the type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5 alpha-reductase - an intracellular enzyme. Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is responsible for the process of prostate gland enlargement. Avodart’ indication is to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Benignant enlargement of the prostate is a common health condition which occurs in men with age. The enlargement of the prostate gland may affect the bladder and cause urination problems such as a need to urinate often, a weak stream when urinating, or a feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely. Avodart helps to improve the symptoms of BPH and reduce the demand for prostate surgery. Dutasteride is used as monotherapy or in combination with tamsulosin (Flomax). The effect of this medication remains only as long as the medicine is consumed. The stop of the treatment results in return of the prostate growth. Avodart should be taken only after the examination of a doctor. It is available with a doctor's prescription. Men can order it online without prescription. Still a doctor’s approval and recommendations for use are necessary. The other off – label use of Dutasteride is to treat patients with male pattern alopecia (baldness). Avodart is available in the form of capsules.