Compare Avodart vs. Jalyn

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Avodart
(Dutasteride)

Jalyn
(Dutasteride / Tamsulosin)

Improves BPH symptoms and lowers your sense of urgency to urinate. Avodart (Dutasteride) can be helpful in lowering BPH symtoms and delaying your need for surgery.Coming soon.
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Side effects
AvodartJalyn
  • Impotence 3%
  • Decreased libido 2%
  • Any side effect 1%
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How it works
AvodartJalyn
Avodart (Dutasteride) blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme responsible for changing testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Lower DHT levels prevents the prostate from growing.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AvodartJalyn
Genitourinary
5-alpha reductase inhibitor
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
AvodartJalyn
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
AvodartJalyn
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia - Lower urinary tract symptoms
Risk factors for serious side effects
AvodartJalyn
  • Men age 55 or older
  • Women of childbearing age
  • Breast-feeding
  • Men who are older
  • Taking medicines that cause sexual side effects
  • Medical conditions that cause sexual side effects
    Detailed Avodart (Dutasteride) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy category
    AvodartJalyn
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    See the FDA package insert
    XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    • Take Avodart (Dutasteride) at the same time every day, with or without food.
    No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    • You might have a loss of sexual desire or arousal when you first start taking Avodart (Dutasteride).
    • It’s not that common, but some people had sexual side effects that continued after they stopped taking Avodart (Dutasteride) for BPH. Side effects included problems with erection and orgasm, low sex drive, and reduced amount of sperm. It was more likely to happen in older men, taking medicines that have sexual side effects, and who have conditions that cause sexual problems.
    No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    AvodartJalyn
    • Improves BPH symptoms, making it easier to urinate.
    • Patients taking Avodart (Dutasteride) in clinical trials had a 54-78% chance of seeing improvement in their symptoms.
    • If you're balding, Avodart (Dutasteride) can also help your hair grow back.
    • Most side effects go away after your body gets used to Avodart (Dutasteride).
    • Actually shrinks the size of your prostate, instead of only improving the symptoms like other BPH drugs (eg. Cardura or Hytrin).
    • Can be combined with Doxazosin (Cardura), an alpha-adrenergic antagonist, if your symptoms are more severe.
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    Downsides and risks
    AvodartJalyn
    • Women who can get pregnant shouldn’t touch or handle Avodart (Dutasteride).
    • You need to take Avodart (Dutasteride) for at least 6 months before your prostate gets small enough for symptoms to improve.
    • Lowers your PSA level and can hide symptoms of prostate cancer.
    • Available as a generic medication.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    AvodartJalyn
    • Take Avodart (Dutasteride) at the same time every day, with or without food.
    • Hang in there since it can take up to 3 months before you notice improvements.
    • You might have a loss of sexual desire or arousal when you first start taking Avodart (Dutasteride).
    • Swallow the capsule whole and don't open it since the powder can irritate your mouth.
    • Women who can get pregnant shouldn’t touch Avodart (Dutasteride).
    • Tell your doctor if you notice an unusual rash, swelling in your mouth, tightness in your chest, or trouble breathing.
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