Jalyn

Generic Name: Tamsulosin

  • What is Jalyn?

    Jalyn contains two medicines: dutasteride and tamsulosin. Jalyn is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Jalyn?

    Women should never take or handle Jalyn. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not handle Jalyn. Men treated with Jalyn should not donate blood until at least 6 months after their final dose to prevent transmitting the drug to a pregnant woman through a blood transfusion.

    When taking Jalyn, possible symptoms related to low blood pressure (especially when standing up quickly), such as dizziness and fainting, may occur. Use caution and avoid situations where injury could result should fainting occur (such as driving, operating machinery, performing hazardous tasks). Sit or lie down at the first signs of dizziness.

    Treatment with Jalyn could cause a painful erection that will not go away (priapism). This reaction is extremely rare, but can lead to permanent erectile dysfunction if not brought to immediate medical attention.

    If you are considering cataract surgery, inform your eye doctor that you take or have taken Jalyn.

  • Who should not take Jalyn?

    Do not use Jalyn if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

    Women and children should not take Jalyn. A woman who is pregnant or may become pregnant should not handle Jalyn capsules.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Jalyn?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Jalyn. Also, talk to your doctor if you have a history of low blood pressure, take medicines to treat high blood pressure, plan to have cataract surgery, have liver problems, are allergic to sulfa medications, or have any other medical conditions.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose of Jalyn is one capsule taken orally once daily.

  • How should I take Jalyn?

    Take Jalyn exactly as your doctor prescribes. Swallow Jalyn capsules whole. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules. Take Jalyn about 30 minutes after the same meal every day.

  • What should I avoid while taking Jalyn?

    Avoid driving, operating machinery, or doing other dangerous activities when starting treatment with Jalyn until you know how it affects you. Jalyn can cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure, especially at the start of treatment. A sudden drop in blood pressure may cause you to faint or feel dizzy or lightheaded.

    You should not donate blood while taking Jalyn or for 6 months after you have stopped Jalyn.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with 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 doctor before combining Jalyn with any other medications.

  • What are the possible side effects of Jalyn?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: decrease in sex drive, decrease in the amount of semen released during sex, hives, impotence, itching, rash, swelling of the lips or face, swelling or tenderness, breast enlargement

  • Can I receive Jalyn if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Women should not take Jalyn. Also, avoid touching Jalyn capsules if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. This drug may cause severe deformities in your unborn baby.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Jalyn?

    If you miss a dose, you can take it later that same day, 30 minutes after a meal. Do not take two Jalyn capsules in the same day. If you stop or forget to take Jalyn for several days, talk with your doctor before starting again.

  • How should I store Jalyn?

    Store at room temperature. Jalyn capsules may become deformed and/or discolored if kept at high temperatures. Do not use or touch Jalyn if your capsules are deformed, discolored, or leaking.

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