Jalyn and Alcohol
Jalyn generic name dutasteride and tamsulosin is a combination of the two drugs which is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) in men with enlarged prostate.
Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body and is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperpasia (BPH).
Tamsulosin belongs to a group of drugs known known as alpha-adrenergic blockers which relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck making it easier to urinate.
It is suggested that you discuss alcohol consumption with your physician while using Jalyn as the side effects may be greatly increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Do not use this drug if you are allergic to either drug or taking other medication. Advise your physician of any other drugs you are taking. This drug should never be taken a woman , child or teenager and should never be handled by a pregnant woman as it can be absorbed through the skin.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, allergic to these or any other drugs or substances, have low blood pressure, high blood pressure, liver disease, severe kidney disease, history of prostate cancer or allergic to sulpha drugs or to finasteride.
Less serious side effects are decreased libido, decreased amount of semen, impotence (trouble achieving or keeping an erection), breast tenderness or enlargement, mild dizziness or runny nose. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, feeling faint or penis erection that lasts more than 4 hours and is painful. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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