If you have any earlier experience of allergic reactions to tamsulosin (Flomax) and dutasteride (Avodart), do not take Jalyn. Also, you should ignore this medicine jalyn if you are also taking doxazosin (cardura), terazosin (Hytrin), silodosin (rapaflo), alfuzosin (Uroxatral) or prazosin (Minipress).
How Effective is Jalyn?
Jalyn is a medicine that comes with the combination chemicals of tamsulosin and dutasteride. The latter is responsible to effectively prevent testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Dihydrotestosteron is one of the main causes of the creation of BHP (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). The main combination included in jalyn, tamsulosin comes under the category of alpha-adrenergic blockers. This is responsible to effectively relax muscles in the bladder neck and prostate that makes the patient easy to urinate.
Jalyn is mainly used for effective treatment in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with enlarged prostate.
Children, women and even teenagers should not take jalyn. Medicines with the chemical Dutasteride should not be taken by women or children as it is absorbed through skin. If a pregnant woman is exposed to jalyn there are chances of her experiencing birth defects. Therefore, this medicine jalyn should not be given to a women is planning to get pregnant or is pregnant at the moment. If in case a woman is exposed to jalyn through any leaking capsule it is important to wash the area with soap immediately. If you have the habit of donating blood, do not do it for over 6 months even after taking the final dosage of jalyn. If pregnant women get blood transfusion which has jalyn in it will cause birth defects.
Jalyn is also responsible to create prostate cancer therefore your physician will conducer several tests to ensure you do not have any other medical conditions and until you are safe to use jalyn.
The main ingredient of jalyn, tamsulosin can be dangerous as it can affects eyes and pupils at the time of surgery for the eyes. Therefore, in case you are consulting an ophthalmologist tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking and do not cease taking jalyn unless your doctor advises.
It is important to tell you doctor about the other medicines you are taking as there are several medicines that can interact with tamsulosin and dutasteride.
Points to Know Before Taking Jalyn
Do not take this medicine jalyn if you have any allergies to tamsulosin or dutasteride. You should not take jalyn if you are currently taking any of these medicines such as prazosin (Minipress), alfuzosin (Uroxatral), tamsulosin (Flomax), doxazosin (cardura), sildosin (Rapaflo), and terazosin (Hytrin). This medicine is not to be had by women, teenagers or even children as it can be absorbed through skin and causes various other medical condition and allergies.
If you have any of these following conditions inform your doctor so your doctor can ensure this medicine jalyn is safe for you
- Liver disease
- Low blood pressure
- Allergic to finasteride (proscar, Propecia) or sulfa drugs
- Sever kidney disease
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- Prostate cancer
As mentioned above, jalyn can increase your chances of developing prostate cancer therefore your doctor will perform a wide range of tests to make sure the medicine is safe for you.
If a pregnant woman is exposed to jalyn there are chances of her experiences birth defects. Therefore, jalyn should not be given to a women is planning to get pregnant or is pregnant at the moment. If in case a woman is exposed to this medicine through any leaking capsule it is important to wash the area with soap immediately.
If you are having any cataract problems and going in for a surgery, you must inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking because jalyn can affect pupils during the surgery process. Also, do not stop using jalyn until your doctor advices.
What are the Side Effects of Jalyn?
If you experience any allergic reactions as follows, you need to get immediate medical help. In most cases, swelling of tongue, face, throat, lips, difficulty in breathing and hive are the most common allergic reactions to jalyn.
Here is a list of other serious side effects caused by taking jalyn. If you experience any of these reactions, get immediate medical help. Stop taking the medicine if you experience these reactions:
- Painful penis erection or that lasts for longer than 4 hours
- Feeling exhausted and felling like passing out.
Here is another list of less common side effects of jalyn:
- Impotence (not getting or able to maintain erection)
- Decreased libido (sex drive)
- Breast enlargement or tenderness
- Decreased amount of semen while performing sex
- Runny nose
- Mild dizziness.
How to Take Jalyn?
Jalyn is taken one time in a day right after having a break of 30 minutes from meal. It is important to take jalyn at the same time every day. This has to be swallowed as it is without crushing, opening or chewing. If a capsule is leaking or broken it can irritate your mouth. When you start taking jalyn, it can lower your blood pressure and cause fainting or dizziness, so be prepared. In case you have severe dizziness or fainting sensation, get immediate medical help. The symptoms will improve in about 6 months of taking jalyn. If you symptoms do not improve keep taking the medicine as per your doctor’s advice.