dutasteride and tamsulosin (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Jalyn)?
Take the missed dose 30 minutes after your next meal. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you miss your doses for several days in a row, contact your doctor before restarting the medication. You may need a lower dose.
What happens if I overdose (Jalyn)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking dutasteride and tamsulosin (Jalyn)?
Do not donate blood while taking this medication and for at least 6 months after your treatment ends. Dutasteride can be carried in the blood and could cause birth defects if a pregnant women receives a transfusion with blood that contains dutasteride.
Dutasteride and tamsulosin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect dutasteride and tamsulosin (Jalyn)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- methimazole (Tapazole);
- pioglitazone (Actos);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), doxycycline (Adoxa, Alodox, Avidoxy, Oraxyl, Doryx, Oracea, Vibramycin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), metronidazole (Flagyl, Protostat), telithromycin (Ketek), terbinafine (Lamisil), or tetracycline (Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap);
- an antidepressant such as clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), nefazodone, paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), tranylcypromine (Parnate), or trazodone (Desyrel, Oleptro);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Arelan) or pyrimethamine (Daraprim), or quinine (Qualaquin);
- erectile dysfunction medicine such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), nicardipine (Cardene), or quinidine (Quin-G), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), efavirenz (Sustiva), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir); or
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril).
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dutasteride and tamsulosin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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