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Dutasteride and Tamsulosin
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Dutasteride and Tamsulosin Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 6 months after stopping.

• Do not touch capsules if you are pregnant or of childbearing age.

• If you are having cataract surgery, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have low blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Avoid driving and doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy during treatment and for 6 months after treatment ends. Use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Breast enlargement.

• Runny nose.

• Change in sexual ability or desire. This is usually reversible.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Severe headache.

• Penile erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.

• A lump in the breast or breast tenderness.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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