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There is only one dosage for dutasteride/tamsulosin, regardless of your age or weight -- one capsule taken once daily. It is important to take this medication with food, about 30 minutes after eating a meal. You should take your dose at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
An Introduction to Dosing With Dutasteride/TamsulosinDutasteride/tamsulosin (Jalyn™) is a prescription medication licensed to treat an enlarged prostate, known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). There is only one standard dose for this medicine, regardless of your age or weight.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Dutasteride/Tamsulosin Dosing for BPHThe standard dosage for treating BPH is dutasteride/tamsulosin 0.5/0.4 mg (1 capsule) once daily. Dutasteride/tamsulosin contains a combination of two BPH medications -- dutasteride and tamsulosin. The first number in the dose (0.5 mg) is the amount of dutasteride in each capsule. The second number (0.4 mg) is the amount of tamsulosin.
General Information on Taking Dutasteride/TamsulosinSome considerations for people taking dutasteride/tamsulosin include the following:
- This medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Dutasteride/tamsulosin should be taken with food, about 30 minutes after the same meal each day. Taking it at the same time every day helps maintain an even level of the drug in your body.
- Do not open, crush, or chew the capsules; make sure to swallow them whole.
- Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not touch dutasteride/tamsulosin capsules. This medication can be absorbed through the skin and may be harmful to an unborn baby (see Jalyn and Pregnancy for more information).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dutasteride/tamsulosin dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.