Identifying characteristics of GlaxoSmithKline's Avodart


Pill Identification:

Avodart soft capsules are exactly 19x6mm and are an opaque pale yellow with a seam going length-wise round. Printed on each is "GX CE2" in either a reddish brown (French production) or a black outline (Polish production). Capsules are really firm when first taken out of the packaging and exposure to air & humidity makes them soft.

Description of box:

Avodart comes in boxes of 30 soft gel capsules (the gelatin used is from cows so the vegetarians & Hindus amongst us may face a moral dilemma). There are two box designs shown below. Depending on what end-market the Avodart you buy was destined for there will be local languages in addition to the English.

Grapefruit Juice

To increase bio-availability, preferably take Avodart on an empty stomach with Grapefruit juice because it contains substances that inhibit the digestive enzyme (CYP3A4) that breaks down dutasteride therefore significantly increasing bloodsteam levels.


Dutasteride (Wikipedia)
Avodart information leaflet
Avodart package insert