Jalyn Drug Interactions
CYP 3A4 Inhibitor Medications
The body breaks down Jalyn using enzymes in the liver known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Some other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors) can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Taking Jalyn with one of these CYP 3A4 inhibitors may increase the level of Jalyn in your body, increasing your risk for more side effects. Your healthcare provider may recommend another medication for BPH if you are taking a CYP 3A4 inhibitor.
Phosphodiesterase Type-5 Inhibitors (PDE5 Inhibitors)
Taking Jalyn in combination with a PDE5 inhibitor may cause low blood pressure (hypotension). Although this is probably less likely to occur with Jalyn than with other alpha blockers, it may still be possible. Therefore, watch for signs of low blood pressure, such as dizziness or lightheadedness, if you are taking Jalyn and a PDE5 inhibitor.
If you do feel dizzy, lie down. It is a good idea to sit or stand slowly to reduce your risk of falling. Also, make sure you have something stable to hold onto when sitting up or standing up.
It is not known if taking Jalyn with warfarin will cause any problems. However, even small changes in the warfarin levels in the blood can cause problems. Therefore, if you are taking warfarin, you may need to be monitored more closely when first starting Jalyn.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not all drug interactions with Jalyn were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific interactions that may apply to you.