Jalyn is an oral tablet made up two different drugs. The first drug is tamsulosin, which is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, and the second drug is called dutasteride, which is considered an alpha-blocker. Jalyn is sometimes referred to as Combodart and is available for purchase in both the brand choice and generic alternative in 0.5mg/0.4mg.
Jalyn is prescribed to men to help treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate; this is medically referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia/BPH. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH) includes trouble with urination, a weak urine stream, and still feeling like you need to urinate after urinating. Leaving this condition untreated can lead to serious complications; it will not induce prostate cancer however it may cause urinary tract infections, stones in the bladder or kidney, urinary retention and kidney damage.
Jalyn is effective for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia because of the 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor and the alpha-blocker. The 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor (tamsulosin) helps by reducing the size of the prostate while the alpha-blocker (dutasteride) relaxes the muscles associated with the bladder and prostate. By doing this, the symptoms of BPH will disappear.
Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin) exactly how to take this medication. Follow his or her directions, they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget.
Ensure you have completed all blood tests necessary to ensure you do not have any conditions that may prevent you from safely using Jalyn.
Jalyn should be taken roughly 30 minutes before a meal. Take this capsule at the same time every day. Swallow the capsule whole; do not attempt to crush, chew, or break the capsule. Breaking the capsule could allow the medication to get on your lips, mouth or throat which can cause irritation.
Ensure you are keeping up with the appropriate medical tests needed during the duration of treatment.
Store this medication in an area it will not get wet or hot. Do not use a capsule that has been exposed to high heat; you can tell if the capsule has been overheated by the change of shape or color.
Some medical conditions as well as medications to treat those conditions shouldn’t be mixed with Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin) as they can cause unwanted adverse interactions and sometimes be fatal. Tell your doctor about all past medical conditions as well as all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over the counter, herbal supplements and vitamins, to determine if this medication is right for you.
Do not use Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin)
This medication should never be taken by a woman, child or teenager.
You should not use this product if you are allergic to dutasteride (Avodart) or tamsulosin (Flomax) or by people taking alfuzosin (Uroxatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), silodosin (Rapaflo), tamsulosin (Flomax), or terazosin (Hytrin).
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had low blood pressure, high blood pressure, liver disease, prostate cancer, or an allergy to sulfa drugs or to finasteride (Propecia, Proscar).
This medication may raise your risk for prostate cancer; regular tests should be done to monitor and ensure prostate cancer has not developed.
This capsule should not be handled by a pregnant woman as it can be absorbed through the skin and can cause birth defects in the baby. It should not be handled by women who are not pregnant, children, or teenagers either.
Do not donate blood within 6 months of taking Jalyn.
This medication can affect cataract surgery; tell your surgeon before surgery that you are taking Jalyn.
Common side effects of Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin) may include:
dizziness; depressed mood; decreased libido (sex drive); decreased amount of semen released during sex; impotence (trouble getting or keeping an erection); breast tenderness or enlargement; nipple discharge; or runny nose.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin) may include:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
How long until I start feeling relief?
It may take up to four weeks until signs of improvement show. If not signs of improvement show after four weeks, contact your doctor.
What should I avoid if I am using this product?
You should avoid driving or hazardous activity until you understand how this drug affects you. You may also want to avoid getting up from a sitting position to quickly to avoid side effects like lightheadedness.
Does it have any medication interactions?
Yes. Consult your doctor to see a full list of drug interactions. Some interactions include Viagra (sildenafil), furosemide, Cialis (tadalafil),
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. Do not double up on dosages.
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