Jalyn (Dutasteride/Tamsulosin)

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Jalyn (Dutasteride-Tamsulosin) Medication Information

Uses

Jalyn is an 5alpha-reductase inhibitor and alpha-adrenergic antagonist combination medicine used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Dosage

The capsules are 0.5-0.4 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Jalyn include:

  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Decreased libido
  • Impotence
  • Breast disorder
  • Dizziness 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Jalyn.

Precautions

There is a risk of orthostatic hypotension with Jalyn use, so patients should use caution when first starting treatment.

Women who are pregnant should not handle Jalyn as it can harm the fetus. 

Patients should be assessed for prostate cancer before starting Jalyn.

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Jalyn include:

  • Ketoconazole
  • Paroxetine
  • Terbinafine
  • PDE-5 inhibitor

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Jalyn. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (77 ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Pregnant women should not handle Jalyn.
  • Take one Jalyn capsule 30 minutes before a meal once a day
  • It is important to swallow Jalyn whole.  

Jalyn FAQs

What time of day should I take Jalyn?

Jalyn can be taken at any time of day, but it should be taken 30 minutes before a meal.

 

What is Jalyn used for?

Jalyn is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

How long can you take Jalyn?

Jalyn can be taken long term, follow your doctors recommendation for length of treatment.

 

Will Jalyn regrow hair?

Jalyn can cause hair growth as a side effect.

 

Does Jalyn cause sexual dysfunction?

Yes, impotence, decrease libido, and ejaculation disorders are common side effects with Jalyn

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Jalyn {package insert}. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2010.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/022460s000lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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