Avodart is a prescription medication for men that suffer from androgenetic alopevia, which can also be known as pattern baldness. Symptoms of pattern baldness include receding hairline and early hair loss. Men can find pattern baldness and receding hairline as an embarrassing and distressing since it appears to age them prematurely. However, pattern baldness do not have a short/long term side effects. Sometimes, Avodart is also prescribed for enlarged prostate treatment.