SILOFAST 8MG CAPSULE

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Cipla Ltd

Composition for SILOFAST 8MG CAPSULE

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354.75
₹23.65/capsule
15 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of SILOFAST CAPSULE

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Uses of SILOFAST CAPSULE

Silofast 8mg capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of SILOFAST CAPSULE

Common

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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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. It is better to take Silofast 8mg capsule with food.
Avoid Silofast 8mg capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How SILOFAST CAPSULE works

Silofast 8mg 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

  • 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
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Warnings
Special precautions for SILOFAST 8MG CAPSULE
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Silodosin with alcohol may have additive effects in l
owering your blood pressure. You may experience a headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Silofast 8mg 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild rena
l disease, and dose adjustment is required in moderate renal disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe renal disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
No dose adjustment is needed for patients with the mild to m
oderate liver disease.Not advisable in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
FLUGEE 150MG TABLET, TAZZLE 10MG TABLET, TAZZLE 20MG TABLET, ED SAVE 20MG DISINTEGRATING STRIP

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Silodosin, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for SILOFAST 8MG CAPSULE

Frequently asked questions for 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.
Q. Is Silodosin better than Tamsulosin?
Silodosin 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 Silodosin more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
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