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Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack


Overview

Introduction

Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is a combination of two medicines which work in different ways to treat men with an enlarged prostate gland. It helps to relieve symptoms such as difficulty urinating or needing to go to the toilet more often. It is not used to prevent prostate cancer.

Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack should be taken at the same time each day. Take it as a whole – do not break, chew or crush them. Your doctor will prescribe the dose most suitable for you. To gain the most benefit and treat your symptoms effectively you should not miss doses, even if you feel well. It may take up to 4 weeks to notice an improvement in symptoms but keep taking them regularly. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks or if they get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include reduced sex drive, inability to get an erection (impotence) and tenderness or enlargement of your breasts. If these effects worry you or do not go away, call your doctor for advice. You may also feel dizzy or drowsy. These risks are higher when you first start taking this drug. Remember, your doctor has given you this medicine because the benefits are greater than the risks of the side effects.

Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack should not be taken by women or children. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure or liver or kidney disease. This medicine may not be suitable. It can also affect, or be affected by, other drugs so let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking. You may be advised to wear a condom during sex and to have your blood pressure checked frequently. Talk to your healthcare team if you drink alcohol.

Uses of Rapilif-D Capsule

Side effects of Rapilif-D Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rapilif-D

  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Impotence
  • Breast pain

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Ejaculation disorder, Retrograde ejaculation, and Impotence
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.
  • Coping with Breast pain
    Use hot or cold compresses on your breasts. You could try some pain-relieving creams or gels. Wear bras which fit well. Wear a soft support bra when you sleep and a good sports bra when you are exercising. Avoid consuming caffeinated drinks as it can increase the discomfort. Limit your salt intake as it contributes to water retention which causes pain and swelling. Talk to your doctor because in many cases, it is possible to treat breast pain with over-the-counter medicines.

How to use Rapilif-D Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is to be taken with food.

How Rapilif-D Capsule works

Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is a combination of two medicines: Silodosin and Dutasteride, which relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Silodosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so as to allow easy passage of urine. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate gland by decreasing the level of the hormone which helps the prostate gland grow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack.
  • It may cause difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (impotence), decreased sex drive, and ejaculation disorders such as decreased amount of semen produced or decreased sperm count.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Rapilif-D 8/0.5 Combipack.

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Patient Concerns

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My doctor has prescribed Rapilif D 4 for prostate enlargement problem.I want to know how serious is this problem and how quickly does it heals
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
I will have to see ur reports for that
I have HBV related chronic liver problem .Local urologist suggest me to take rapilif d 8 for urine block problem?Can i take that medicine with entavir for hepatitis b virus and cronic liver disease?
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Yes u can take it
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FAQs

Q. Is Rapilif-D effective?

Rapilif-D is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Rapilif-D too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also known as prostate gland enlargement. It is a common condition in older men. BPH may cause symptoms like frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia) and inability to completely empty the bladder.

Q. Can the use of Rapilif-D cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Rapilif-D can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. These symptoms could be due to the presence of silodosin in the medicine. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Rapilif-D?

The use of Rapilif-D is considered to be harmful in patients who are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease. If not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Rapilif-D?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Is Rapilif-D safe?

Rapilif-D is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What is the best time to take Rapilif-D?

It is best to take Rapilif-D after meals. The capsules should be swallowed whole; do not chew or split. Follow the doctor’s advice properly and do not miss the dose.

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References

  1. CiplaMed. Silodosin + Dutasteride. [Accessed 25 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Silodosin. Corona, California: Watson Laboratories, Inc.; 2008 [revised Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Dutasteride. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina: GlaxoSmithKline; 2001 [revised Jun. 2008]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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