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Jalyn

Generic Name: dutasteride and tamsulosin (doo TAS ter ide and tam soo LOE sin)
Brand Names: Jalyn
Jalyn (dutasteride and tamsulosin) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with an enlarged prostate. Includes Jalyn side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Jalyn contains a combination of Ride">DutasteRide and tamsulosin. Ride">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. Jalyn should never be handled or taken by a woman, a child, or a teenager. Ride">DutasteRide can be absorbed through the skin. This medication can cause birth defects if a woman is exposed to it during pregnancy. The capsules should not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. If a woman accidentally comes into contact with the medication from a leaking capsule, wash the area with soap and water right away. Do not donate blood while taking Jalyn and for at least 6 months after your treatment ends. Ride">DutasteRide can be carried in the blood and could cause birth defects if a pregnant women receives a transfusion with blood that contains Ride">DutasteRide. Learn more

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Jalyn Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about dutasteride / tamsulosin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Jalyn.

For the Consumer

Applies to dutasteride / tamsulosin: oral capsule

Along with its needed effects, dutasteride/tamsulosin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking dutasteride / tamsulosin:

More common

  • Chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

Less common

  • Chest pain
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination

Incidence not known

  • Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
  • blurred vision
  • difficulty with breathing
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • pain or swelling of the treated skin
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of dutasteride / tamsulosin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Change or problem with discharge of semen
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • dizziness
  • enlarged and painful breasts
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

Less common

  • Back pain
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • diarrhea
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • headache
  • increased cough
  • lack or loss of strength
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • sleeplessness
  • sneezing
  • stuffy nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness of the chest or wheezing
  • trouble sleeping
  • trouble with swallowing
  • unable to sleep
  • voice changes

Incidence not known

  • Constipation
  • hives or welts
  • itching
  • redness of the skin
  • skin rash
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dutasteride / tamsulosin: oral capsule

General

The most common adverse reactions were ejaculation disorders, impotence, decreased libido, breast disorders, and dizziness.

Genitourinary

Very common (10% or more): Ejaculation disorders (up to 11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Impotence

Dutasteride:

Common (1% to 10%): Ejaculation disorders, impotence

Postmarketing reports: Testicular pain, testicular swelling

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Ejaculation disorders, impotence

Postmarketing reports: Priapism

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Libido decreased

Dutasteride:

Common (1% to 10%): Libido decreased

Postmarketing reports: Depressed mood

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Libido decreased, insomnia

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Breast disorders

Dutasteride:

Common (1% to 10%): Breast disorders

Postmarketing reports: Localized edema

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia, chest pain

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Breast disorders

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness

Dutasteride:

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Somnolence

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cardiac failure

Dutasteride:

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cardiac failure

Tamsulosin:

Very common (10% or more): Orthostatic hypotension (up to 16%)

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cardiac failure

Postmarketing reports: Palpitations, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, tachycardia, hypotension

Immunologic

Dutasteride:

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Infection

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions

Oncologic

Dutasteride:

Common (1% to 10%): Gleason score 8 to 10 prostate cancer

Frequency not reported: Male breast cancer

Respiratory

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinitis, pharyngitis, cough increased, sinusitis

Postmarketing reports: Respiratory problems, dyspnea, epistaxis

Gastrointestinal

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea

Postmarketing reports: Constipation, vomiting, dry mouth

Musculoskeletal

Tamsulosin:

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain

Dermatologic

Dutasteride:

Postmarketing reports: Rash, pruritus, urticaria, serious skin reactions, angioedema

Tamsulosin:

Postmarketing reports: Rash, urticaria, pruritus, angioedema, skin desquamation, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, dermatitis exfoliative

Ocular

Tamsulosin:

Postmarketing reports: Blurred vision, visual impairment

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Jalyn (www.drugs.com/jalyn.html).