Treating symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men who have an enlarged prostate gland.

Dutasteride/tamsulosin is a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor and alpha-blocker combination. The 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor (dutasteride) works by lowering levels of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a major cause of prostate growth. The alpha-blocker (tamsulosin) works by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder. Dutasteride/tamsulosin helps to decrease the size of the prostate and reduce symptoms of BPH.

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  • More common
    Chills
    cold sweats
    confusion
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    Less common
    Chest pain
    cough or hoarseness
    fever
    lower back or side pain
    painful or difficult urination
    Incidence not known
    Blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin
    blurred vision
    difficulty with breathing
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    pain or swelling of the treated skin
    painful or prolonged erection of the penis
    shortness of breath
    sweating
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dutasteride / tamsulosin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Change or problem with discharge of semen
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    dizziness
    enlarged and painful breasts
    inability to have or keep an erection
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    Less common
    Back pain
    body aches or pain
    congestion
    diarrhea
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    headache
    increased cough
    lack or loss of strength
    pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
    runny nose
    shortness of breath or troubled breathing
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    sleeplessness
    sneezing
    stuffy nose
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    tightness of the chest or wheezing
    trouble sleeping
    trouble with swallowing
    unable to sleep
    voice changes
    Incidence not known
    Constipation
    hives or welts
    itching
    redness of the skin
    skin rash
    vomiting
  • (oral capsule)