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SILOCAP 8 MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 185 for 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each)
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Composition for SILOCAP

Silodosin(8 mg)

food interaction for SILOCAP

alcohol interaction for SILOCAP

pregnancy interaction for SILOCAP

lactation interaction for SILOCAP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Silocap 8 mg capsule with food.
Avoid Silocap 8 mg capsule with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
UNSAFE
Taking Silodosin with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Silocap 8 mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SILOCAP

Silodosin(8 mg)

Uses

Silocap 8 mg capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Silocap 8 mg capsule works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Common side effects

Liver dysfunction, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Running nose, Nasal congestion

SUBSTITUTES for SILOCAP

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  • SILODAL 8 MG CAPSULE
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    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 19.50/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 195
    pay 5% more per capsule
  • SILOFAST 8 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 21.50/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 215
    pay 16% more per capsule
  • RAPILIF 8 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 20.90/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 209
    pay 13% more per capsule
  • SILOTIME 8 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 20.70/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 207
    pay 12% more per capsule
  • FLOSPURT 8 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 18.50/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 185
    same price

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Expert advice for SILOCAP

  • Do not start or continue silodosin and consult your doctor If you are allergic to silodosin or other alpha blockers, or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • Avoid standing up suddenly from bed; dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting may occur when you get up too quickly from a lying position.
  • Silodosin can make you drowsy or dizzy especially the first few times that you take it; and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
  • Silodosin is recommended for use in BPH, hence it will be used only by men.

Frequently asked questions for SILOCAP

Silodosin

Q.What is silodosin used for?
Silodosin is used for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is a non-cancerous enlargement of prostate causing symptoms during urination like hesitancy, incomplete emptying, weak stream, increased urgency and frequency, and increased urination in the night

Q.Does silodosin contain sulfa?
No, it does not contain sulfa

Q.How does silodosin work?
It blocks the alpha-1 receptors located in the muscles of human prostate, urinary bladder and urethra and relaxes It works by relieving symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy by relaxing these muscles of prostate and bladder, resulting in an improvement in urine flow and a reduction in BPH symptoms.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)