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Generic: Jalyn
It works by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder neck
               



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What is this medicine?

DUTASTERIDE; TAMSULOSIN (doo TAS teer ide; tam SOO loe sin) is 2 drugs in one capsule used together to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with enlarged prostate. It works by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder neck. This improves urine flow and reduces BPH symptoms.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • advanced kidney disease
  • advanced liver disease
  • low blood pressure
  • prostate cancer
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dutasteride, tamsulosin, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth about 30 minutes after the same meal every day. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or open capsules. Do not use or touch this medicine if your capsules are deformed, discolored, or leaking. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. If you stop taking your medicine for several days or more, ask your doctor or health care professional what dose you should start back on.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cimetidine
  • ciprofloxacin
  • diltiazem or verapamil
  • erythromycin or troleandomycin
  • ketoconazole
  • medicines for erectile disfunction like sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • other alpha- blockers like alfuzosin, doxazosin, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, prazosin, terazosin
  • paroxetine
  • some medicines for HIV
  • terbinafine
  • warfarin

               
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