Headaches, dizziness, and fainting are some of the possible effects of an overdose with Jalyn (dutasteride/tamsulosin). However, the specific effects will vary, based on how much was taken and whether it was taken with any other medications. Treatment will likely include administering certain medications, "pumping the stomach," or providing supportive care.
Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting from low blood pressure (hypotension).
If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication that is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Treatment will also involve supportive care, which consists of treating symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, supportive treatment options for a Jalyn overdose may include fluids through an intravenous line (IV) or medicines to increase blood pressure. Kidney dialysis is not expected to help with this type of overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have taken a Jalyn overdose.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Jalyn [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2011 June.
National Library of Medicine (US). Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB. Accessed August 9, 2010.
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