Author Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD Pharmacology, MBBS
Last updated
29 Nov 2023 | 06:55 PM (IST)

We provide you with authentic, trustworthy and relevant information

Want to know more

Have issue with the content?

Report Problem

Silodal 8 Capsule

Prescription Required
arrow
arrow

Product introduction

Silodal 8 Capsule is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Silodal 8 Capsule is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are retrograde ejaculation, dizziness, diarrhea, orthostatic hypotension, headache, nasopharyngitis, and nasal congestion. If any of the side effects persist or bother you, you must consult the doctor without delay.

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, however, never strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks at night and a few hours before going to bed or going out.

Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Benefits of Silodal Capsule

In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia

When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and the need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Silodal 8 Capsule works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.

Side effects of Silodal 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 Silodal

  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)

How to use Silodal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Silodal 8 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Silodal Capsule works

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

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Silodal 8 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Silodal 8 Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Silodal 8 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Silodosin is not indicated for use in women.
Driving
CAUTION
Silodal 8 Capsule may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Silodal 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silodal 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silodal 8 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Silodal 8 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silodal 8 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Silodal 8 Capsule in these patients.

What if you forget to take Silodal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Silodal 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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Silodal 8 Capsule
₹26.8/Capsule
Prostagard 8 Capsule
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹18.2/capsule
32% cheaper
₹30.8/capsule
15% costlier
Sildoo 8 Capsule
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹39.5/capsule
47% costlier
Silozem 8mg Capsule
Zeelab Pharmacy Pvt Ltd
₹8.2/capsule
69% cheaper
Dosin Capsule
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
₹29/capsule
8% costlier

Quick tips

  • Silodal 8 Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Silodal 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.
  • Silodal 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 Silodal 8 Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Indolecarboxamides Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
UROLOGY
Action Class
Uroselective adrenergic receptor(α1a) antagonist

Interaction with drugs

Taking Silodal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Geoflu, Con F, Fucan
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Indease, Indivan, Virodin
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Itraspan
Life-threatening

Patient concerns

arrow
Is there serious side effects of Silodal 4 mg medicine & is there any substitute
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Please consult a urologist.
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
arrow

User feedback


FAQs

Q. What is Silodal 8 Capsule used for?

Silodal 8 Capsule is a medicine given for the treatment of difficulty in urination, urinary dribbling, a strong urge to urination, and frequent urination during the night. It is also used to relieve other symptoms associated with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. It works by reducing the tension in the muscles of the urinary tract like the prostate gland and urethra. It facilitates an easier flow of urine through the urethra, and hence, is very useful in men with difficulty of urination.

Q. When should I take Silodal 8 Capsule?

It is usually advised to take the dose of Silodal 8 Capsule daily with a meal. Prefer taking it at the same time of the day. In patients with any kidney impairment, the dose is reduced by the doctor. Patients who are unable to swallow the capsules can open the capsule and sprinkle the powder on a tablespoon of apple sauce. Consume this mixture immediately within 5 minutes without chewing and drink a glass of cool water immediately afterwards.

Q. Can I undergo cataract surgery while taking Silodal 8 Capsule?

In some cases, Silodal 8 Capsule has shown specific side effect on the eyes. It has been observed that during an eye surgery the iris tends to get floppy and pupil size becomes small in patients taking Silodal 8 Capsule. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Silodal 8 Capsule. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.

Q. Can Silodal 8 Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?

Silodal 8 Capsule usually does not affect erectile function. However, Silodal 8 Capsule may cause other sexual problems like ejaculatory dysfunction and failure to ejaculate. If you experience any side effects or uneasiness while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Silodal 8 Capsule lower blood pressure?

Yes, Silodal 8 Capsule may cause a drop in blood pressure. This most commonly occurs while taking the first dose of this medicine. Hence, you should be cautious while driving, operating any machinery, or doing any important work during the initial days of treatment. Consult your doctor before you start taking this medication.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Silodal 8 Capsule?

You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Silodal 8 Capsule can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Silodal 8 Capsule can further deteriorate the condition. It could also lead to increased chances of drop in blood pressure in a few sensitive patients. As a result, there could be increase in chances of fainting which could be dangerous.

Related ayurvedic ingredients

Want to share the information?

Disclaimer:

Tata 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover everything about particular health conditions, lab tests, medicines, all possible side effects, drug interactions, warnings, alerts, etc. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

References

  1. Westfall TC, WestfallIn DP. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 307.
  2. Sildosin. Milan, Italy: Recordati Industria Chimica e Farmaceutica. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Silodosin. Corona, California: Watson Laboratories, Inc; 2008 [revised Jan. 2013]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. CiplamMed. Silodosin [Prescribing Information]. [Last reviewed: Oct. 2018]. [Accessed 06 Aug. 2023]. (online) Available from:External Link

Marketer details

Name: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Address: Plot no 107/108,Namli block , Ranipool, East Sikkim 737135
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: March, 2025

A licensed vendor partner from your nearest location will deliver Silodal 8 Capsule. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your doctor's ℞ and the availability of this medicine.

In case of any issues, contact us

Email ID: [email protected]
Address: 5th Floor Tower - B of the Presidency Building, 46/4 Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Sector 14, Gurugram, Haryana-122001, India

227.8299Get 24% OFF
217.08+ free shipping withCare Plan Logo
Inclusive of all taxes
This offer price is valid on your first order above ₹999. Apply coupon TATA1MGNEW on the cart. Max. coupon discount is ₹310. T&C apply.
10.0 capsules in 1 strip
Add to cart
Cash on delivery available
Get it delivered by 10pm, Tomorrow
Delivering to:
110020, New DelhiDown Arrow Icon

Additional offers

Tata Pay Later: Get up to Rs. 500 Neu coins for every transaction on Tata 1mg above Rs. 100 from 1st to 5th May using Tata Pay Later.
Show more show_more

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

260m+
Visitors
31m+
Orders Delivered
1800+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

LegitScript approved
India's only LegitScript and ISO/ IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.