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Dutasteride/tamsulosin is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of an enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). As a combination of two BPH medications, it works by shrinking the prostate and improving urination. The medicine comes as a capsule that is taken once daily. Side effects may include dizziness, impotence, and abnormal ejaculation.
What Is Dutasteride/Tamsulosin?Dutasteride/tamsulosin (Jalyn™) is a combination prescription medication licensed to treat an enlarged prostate (also known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH). Dutasteride/tamsulosin contains two BPH medicines -- dutasteride (Avodart®) and tamsulosin (Flomax®).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, dutasteride/tamsulosin can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medicine will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Abnormal ejaculation
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence
- A decreased libido (sex drive)
- Breast tenderness and enlargement.