Can Avodart and Jalyn be taken alternating from day to day? I had just refilled a 90 day prescription of Avodart when my doctor changed me to Jalyn and hate to have wasted the money on the Avodart.
3 Nov 2011
No, don't take Avodart and Jalyn on alternative days. You need to take Jalyn daily. Jalyn has an extra medicine, which your doctor must think will control your condition better.
Avodart (dutasteride) prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Avodart is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. It helps improve urinary flow and may also reduce your need for prostate surgery later on.
Avodart is sometimes given with another medication called tamsulosin (Flomax). Be sure to read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each of your medications.
Jalyn contains a combination of dutasteride and tamsulosin. Dutasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. DHT is involved in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Tamsulosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Jalyn is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate.
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