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SILOCAP D 8 MG/0.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for SILOCAP D

Silodosin(8 mg),Dutasteride(0.5 mg)

food interaction for SILOCAP D

alcohol interaction for SILOCAP D

pregnancy interaction for SILOCAP D

lactation interaction for SILOCAP D

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Avoid Silocap d 8 mg/0.5 mg tablet 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.
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Silocap d 8 mg/0.5 mg tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SILOCAP D

Silodosin(8 mg)

Uses

Silodosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Silodosin 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
Dutasteride(0.5 mg)

Uses

Dutasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).

How it works

Dutasteride blocks an enzyme which is necessary to change testosterone to another hormone that causes prostate to grow. As a result, it helps to shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. Dutasteride is can also be used in hair loss to stimulate hair growth.

Common side effects

Nipple discharge, Allergic reaction, Swelling of tongue, Breast enlargement, Breast lump, Breast pain, Decreased libido, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Skin peeling, Facial swelling, Throat swelling

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Expert advice for SILOCAP D

  • 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 D

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.

Dutasteride

Q.Is dutasteride a hormone/antiandrogen/steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Q.Is dutasteride safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is dutasteride same as finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is dutasteride better than finasteride?
Dutasteride and finasteride belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is dutasteride cytotoxic?
No, it is not cytotoxic

Q.Is dutasteride a generic drug?
Yes, it is a generic drug

Q.Does dutasteride increase or decrease testosterone/ weight loss/hair loss / depression/shredding?
Dutasteride may cause hair loss. Increase or decrease in testosterone, weight loss depression and shredding is not observed clinically Patients should follow doctor's advice regarding possible side effects

Q.Does dutasteride help in preventing hair loss?
No, it may cause hair loss.

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Content on this page was last updated on 23 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)