Silofast 8mg Capsule

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Composition for Silofast 8mg Capsule

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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

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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. Silofast 8mg Capsule is to be taken 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

  • Fully effective within 2 weeks in most men, but some men show improvement within hours or days of starting treatment.
  • Does not decrease the size of the prostate or prevent it from growing. Some men will eventually need surgery to relieve their symptoms.
  • No or mild side effects even on long-term use. Low strength (asthenia), sleepiness and a slight fall in blood pressure may occur.
  • Retrograde ejaculation may occur as a side effect but should disappear when treatment is stopped.
  • It may affect your eye muscles; this should be harmless unless you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Silofast 8mg Capsule
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
No information is available on the use of Silofast 8mg Capsu
le during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in
some patients while on Silofast 8mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Silofast 8mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 8mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Silofast 8mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Silofast 8mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 8mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Silofast 8mg Capsule in these patients.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 200mg Capsule, Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Danavir 600mg Tablet

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.
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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 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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