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Silofast 4 mg Capsule

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Composition for Silofast 4 mg Capsule

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Silofast 4 mg Capsule

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
MRP
237.6
₹15.84/Capsule
15 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Silofast Capsule

Uses of Silofast Capsule

Silofast 4 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Silofast Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Silofast are Retrograde ejaculation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dizziness, Headache, Nasal congestion, Diarrhoea.

How to use Silofast Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Silofast 4 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
Avoid Silofast 4 mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Silofast Capsule works

Silofast 4 mg Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

In Depth Information on Silofast Capsule

Expert advice for Silofast Capsule

  • Silofast 4 mg Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It doesn't decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Silofast 4 mg Capsule must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Silofast 4 mg Capsule may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • If your undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Silofast 4 mg Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Silofast Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Silofast Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Silofast 4 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.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Silofast 4 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Silofast 4 mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
Kidney
CAUTION
Silofast 4 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 4 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silofast 4 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Silofast 4 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 4 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Silofast 4 mg Capsule in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Silofast Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Silofast 4 mg 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Silofast Capsule

Frequently asked questions about Silodosin

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what should I do to manage my prostate symptoms?
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your prostate symptoms better. Try to urinate when you first get the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before bedtime or going out. You should also avoid medicines that can worsen urinary symptoms. These include some over the counter medicines for cold and cough.
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.
Q. Is Silofast better than Tamsulosin?
Silofast and Tamsulosin belong to the same class of drugs and are equally good in relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. However, Tamsulosin commonly causes postural hypotension and dose reduction is not needed in renal disease patients whereas Silofast more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Silofast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Silofast with Indinavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Silofast with Posaconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Silofast with Ritonavir
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Silofast with Ketoconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako, Hitoral, Hyporal
Silofast with Voriconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vhope, Vorifit, Vorzu
Silofast with Tadalafil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tadalafil: Suvida Force, Megalis, Tagil, T-Film, Forzest, Tadafil, Tfil, Modula, Tafil
Silofast with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Silofast with Udenafil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Udenafil: Udzire
Silofast with Nifedipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip
Silofast with Nebivolol
MODERATE
Silofast with Spironolactone
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Spironolactone: Aldactone
Silofast with Benidipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Silofast with Torasemide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Torasemide: Torsevent, Uromide, Tormis, Torvigress, TOR, Meltor, Torvel, Tormid, Zator, Toride, Dyamide, Retorlix
Silofast with Labetalol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Labetalol: Hyptol, Evabet, Labetamac, Pregnasafe, Tiplab
Silofast with Sotalol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Sotalol: Sotalar
Silofast with Bisoprolol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Bisoprolol: Bisprol, Biselect, Concor, Trubis, Zabesta, Concor COR, Bisoheart, Bisokem
Silofast with Irbesartan
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Irbesartan: Debipro, Irbepex, Irovel
Silofast with Nimodipine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer
Silofast with Digoxin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Digoxin: Digon, Cardioxin
Silofast with Indomethacin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Indomethacin: Artid, Ducaine, Artilup, Donica, Indoc, Indomethacin
Silofast with Betaxolol
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Betaxolol: Glucoptic
Silofast with Timolol
MODERATE
Silofast with Furosemide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Furosemide: Frussenex, Fru, Frusamide, Frusenex, Lasix HD
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