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Silorap 8 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Silorap Tablet

Silorap Tablet side effects

Common
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Silorap Tablet

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. Silorap 8 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Silorap 8 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Silorap Tablet works

Silorap 8 mg Tablet is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Silorap Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Silorap 8 mg Tablet. 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
Silorap 8 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Silorap 8 mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Silorap 8 mg Tablet. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
Kidney
CAUTION
Silorap 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silorap 8 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silorap 8 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
Silorap 8 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silorap 8 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Silorap 8 mg Tablet in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Silorap Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Silorap 8 mg Tablet, 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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Expert Advice

  • Silorap 8 mg Tablet helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Silorap 8 mg Tablet must be taken with food.
  • You will feel better within hours or days of starting the treatment. Full effect is usually seen within 2 weeks.
  • Silorap 8 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Silorap 8 mg Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Silorap with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Suvida Force
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vemol
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
MODERATE
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Silorap

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Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
He can take till he is getting benefit from it
am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
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FAQs

Q. How does silodosin work?

It blocks the alpha-1 receptors located in the muscles of human prostate, urinary bladder and urethra. It relieves the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy by relaxing the muscles of the prostate gland and the bladder. Thereby, improving the urine flow and reducing the BPH symptoms.

Q. Apart from taking medicines, what can I do to manage my symptoms due to enlarged prostrate?

Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge. However, take care not to strain or push to empty your bladder. Avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before going to bed or going out. Also, you should not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor because some medicines can increase your urge to urinate.

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References
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