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Your doctor can prescribe Jalyn if you have been diagnosed with a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia, which causes a man’s prostate gland to become enlarged and block the passage of urine. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is one of the most common health conditions that can affect men as they age.
Jalyn is an alpha-adrenergic blocker that affects the production of certain naturally-occurring male hormones. It is an oral medication that contains 2 active ingredients to help reduce the size of your prostate gland and relax bladder muscles. It also sells under the generic name, Dutasteride/Tamsulosin HCI. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as BPH, may develop as a result of testosterone converting into dihydrotestosterone in your body. Dutasteride helps to block this conversion which results in shrinking your prostate gland and alleviating your difficult or frequent urination, bloody urine, or impaired kidney function. Tamsulosin HCl relaxes your bladder muscle contractions, making it easier for you to urinate.
BPH can affect your sleep, your work, and your social activities as you always feel the need to urinate, have difficulty starting a stream, have a weak stream, or the feeling that your bladder is full. This walnut-sized gland begins to grow to almost twice its size during puberty. By your late 20’s, this gland begins to grow again and continues to do so for the rest of your life. Some men can experience problems if this gland begins to press against their urethra, causing pain and discomfort. Doctors usually include an exam of the prostate gland during your physical to monitor whether the gland may cause problems.
Your doctor will need to know if you have liver disease, kidney disease, high or low blood pressure, or a history of prostate cancer before you take Jalyn. This drug can also affect your eyes and pupils, so be sure to tell your surgeon that you are taking it if you undergo any eye surgeries. Jalyn is not meant for use in women or children; serious side effects could develop if taken or handled by these groups.
It is important that you avoid certain medications during your treatment with Jalyn. In particular, you should avoid antidepressant, antifungal, and immunosuppressant drugs. Combining these with Jalyn may result in negative interactions and more severe side effects, so provide your doctor with a list of any OTC or Rx meds you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements.