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Alphacept 8 Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Alphacept Capsule

Alphacept Capsule side effects

Common
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Alphacept Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphacept 8 Capsule is to be taken with food.
Avoid Alphacept 8 Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Alphacept Capsule works

Alphacept 8 Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Alphacept Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Alphacept 8 Capsule. Taking Silodosin with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience a headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alphacept 8 Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Alphacept 8 Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Alphacept 8 Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alphacept 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alphacept 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alphacept 8 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Alphacept 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alphacept 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Alphacept 8 Capsule in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Alphacept Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Alphacept 8 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alphacept 8 Capsule
₹21.99/Capsule
Silodal 8 Capsule
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹23.35/Capsule
6% costlier
Rapilif 8 Capsule
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
₹25.5/Capsule
16% costlier
Sildoo 8 Capsule
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹27.6/Capsule
26% costlier
₹28.6/Capsule
30% costlier
Geripod 8 Capsule
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹26.34/Capsule
20% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Alphacept 8 Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Alphacept 8 Capsule must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting the treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Alphacept 8 Capsule may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Alphacept 8 Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alphacept with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suvida Force
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
MODERATE
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar
MODERATE
Brand(s): Vemol
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How does silodosin work?

It blocks the alpha-1 receptors located in the muscles of human prostate, urinary bladder and urethra. It relieves the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland and the bladder. Thereby, improving the urine flow and reducing the BPH symptoms.

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what can I do to manage my symptoms due to enlarged prostrate?

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before going to bed or going out. Also, you should not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor because some medicines can increase your urge to urinate.

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References
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Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
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