Medicine Overview of Silofast Capsule
Side Effects of Silofast are Retrograde ejaculation, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dizziness, Headache, Nasal congestion, Diarrhoea.
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.
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
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.
Silofast Capsule related warnings
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.
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.
No information is available on the use of Silofast 4 mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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