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Jalyn is a medicine used to treat signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that may be referred to as an enlarged prostate. Jalyn contains two medicines: dutasteride and tamsulosin.
How does this medication work?
Dutasteride works by blocking the production of a male hormone that causes the prostate to enlarge. Tamsulosin works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder, thereby allowing urine to flow easily. Together, they help to improve your symptoms. What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Jalyn has been shown to relieve symptoms of BPH, as measured by an appropriate symptom rating scale that is commonly used by healthcare providers to evaluate the effectiveness of the medicine in people with this condition.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider’s directions. It is important that you take Jalyn exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
Your healthcare provider may order tests regularly and ask you questions from time to time to check how well this medication is working.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: ejaculation problems, trouble getting or keeping an erection, decrease in sex drive, dizziness, enlarged or painful breasts, runny nose.
Less common side effects may include:
A sudden fall in blood pressure, with symptoms such as dizziness or a spinning feeling.
Increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
A painful erection that will not go away, and cannot be relieved by having sex.
Do not take Jalyn if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to similar medicines (such as finasteride).
Do not take Jalyn if you are a woman who is pregnant or may potentially become pregnant.
Do not give Jalyn to children.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Jalyn. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver problems, a history of low blood pressure, take medicines to treat high blood pressure, are allergic to sulfa medicines (such as sulfamethoxazole or sulfisoxazole), if you plan to have cataract surgery, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Men: The recommended dose is one capsule once a day.
Take Jalyn exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Jalyn without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Take Jalyn 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
Swallow Jalyn capsules whole. Do not chew or open the capsules.
Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how Jalyn affects you.
Do not allow your female partner to handle crushed or broken Jalyn capsules if she is pregnant or may potentially be pregnant. If contact occurs, wash the area immediately with soap and water.
Do not donate blood until at least 6 months have passed following your last dose of Jalyn.
If Jalyn is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Jalyn with the following: atenolol, blood thinners (such as warfarin), cimetidine, enalapril, erythromycin, ketoconazole, medications for erectile dysfunction (such as sildenafil or tadalafil), nifedipine, paroxetine, ritonavir, or terbinafine.
Jalyn is not for use in women.
If you miss a dose of Jalyn, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store at room temperature.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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