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Composition FOR SILODAL-D

Silodosin(4mg),Dutasteride(0.5mg)

food interaction for SILODAL-D

alcohol interaction for SILODAL-D

pregnancy interaction for SILODAL-D

lactation interaction for SILODAL-D

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alcohol
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lactation
Avoid Silodal-d 4 combipack with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
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.
UNSAFE
Silodal-d 4 combipack is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR SILODAL-D

Silodosin(4mg)

Uses

Silodosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

How it works

Silodosin relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder
Dutasteride(0.5mg)

Uses

Dutasteride is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

How it works

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

Common side effects

Decreased libido, Decreased semen volume, Impotence

COMMON DOSAGE FOR SILODAL-D 4 COMBIPACK

Patients taking SILODAL-D 4 COMBIPACK

  • 88%
    Once A Day
  • 10%
    Twice A Day
  • 2%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice FOR SILODAL-D

  • Silodosin helps in relieving only the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • It may take 2 to 4 weeks before you experience complete relief in your symptoms. Tell your doctor if there is no improvement after 4 weeks.
  • Don't stop taking Silodosin suddenly. Talk to your doctor first.
  • Avoid standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fainting may occur. Silodosin is best taken at bedtime to avoid these problems.
  • Silodosin can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any surgery like cataract surgery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney or liver disease.
  • Silodosin is not meant to be used by women

Frequently asked questions FOR SILODAL-D

Silodosin

Q. Does silodosin contain sulfa?
No, it does not contain sulfa
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. 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 safe?
Dutasteride is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
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 a generic drug?
Yes, it is a generic drug
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Q. Does dutasteride help in preventing hair loss?
No, it may cause hair loss.
Q. Is dutasteride a hormone/antiandrogen/steroid?
No, it belongs to class of medication called called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
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 cytotoxic?
No, it is not cytotoxic
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

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)