Jalyn contains a combination of dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride prevents testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate. Jalyn is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common side-effects may include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side-effects:
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose 30 minutes after your next meal, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time. Call your doctor if you miss your doses for several days in a row. You may need to restart the medicine at a lower dose.
Q: What should I avoid while taking Jalyn?
A: Do not donate blood while taking this medicine and for at least 6 months after your last dose. Dutasteride can be carried in the blood and could cause birth defects if a pregnant women receives a transfusion with blood that contains dutasteride. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.