Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Avodart

The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing an Avodart lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of an Avodart claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced Avodart lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as direct you to sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact an Avodart attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Avodart side effects.

Avodart is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, or 5-ARI, class drug that is used for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, which causes an enlarged prostate. Avodart is generically known as dutasteride, which is a drug that is also used in the ccombinationion therapy drug Jalyn, which combines dutasteride with tamsulosin. Avodart is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.

In June 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had order that all 5-alpha reductase inhibitor manufacturers include a warning label on their medications that would warn potential patients about the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer. Men taking Avodart are at a much higher risk of developing aggressive prostate tumors than are those men who had been taking a placebo in a certain study.

Health Canada has done a significant amount of research on another 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, Finasteride. It found that men who were taking the 5mg variant of the drug were at significantly higher risk of developing cancer. While it is not clear whether all 5-alpha reductase inhibitors have the same risk of cancer associated with them, the findings should be taken very seriously be anybody planning to undergo this combination therapy.

Another unfortunate side effect of Avodart is that it can impede sexual activity. Avodart and other 5-alpha reductase inhibitors have been known to cause a slew of sexual adverse effects, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lower Sperm Count

  • Decreased Sex Drive or Libido

  • Impotence

  • Erectile Dysfunction

If you or a loved one has been injured by taking Avodart, then you might be entitled to significant compensation in an Avodart settlement. An Avodart law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.

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