Compare Cardura vs. Jalyn

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Cardura
(Doxazosin)

Jalyn
(Dutasteride / Tamsulosin)

Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. For men, Doxazosin will help make it easier to urinate so that you're not getting up a lot at night. It's a last-choice treatment for high blood pressure.Coming soon.
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3.68Cardura
Reviews for Cardura
38%
of people (All ages) say Cardura is worth it
21%
say it works well
18%
say it's a big hassle
101 reviews
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Side effects
CarduraJalyn
  • Pain 1%
  • Hypotension 2%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Dyspnea 2%
  • Edema 2%
  • Somnolence 2%
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We haven’t found good data for Jalyn side effects.

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How it works
CarduraJalyn
Doxazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. It also lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.Coming soon.
Type of medication
CarduraJalyn
Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableNo lower cost generic available
Available as
CarduraJalyn
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
CarduraJalyn
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Risk factors for serious side effects
CarduraJalyn
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Cataract surgery
Detailed Cardura (Doxazosin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    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.

    Food
    CarduraJalyn
    • Take the extended release tablet with breakfast.
    No food related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    CarduraJalyn
    • A first-choice treatment for enlarged prostate. Makes it easier to urinate.
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    Downsides and risks
    CarduraJalyn
    • A last-choice treatment for high blood pressure because other medicines are more effective at preventing heart disease. Your doctor might add it to a medicine you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CarduraJalyn
    • Can cause dizziness or fainting in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Can cause fatigue or headache.
    • Take the extended release tablet with breakfast.
    • You might need to check your blood pressure from time to time while taking this medicine.
    • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
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