Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Silosure-D Capsule
Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Silosure-D Capsule side effects
Common
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Impotence
  • Breast pain
How to use Silosure-D 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. Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid the side effects.
How Silosure-D Capsule works
Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Silodosin and Dutasteride which relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Silodosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate by decreasing the level of a hormone that causes the prostate to grow.
Silosure-D Capsule related warnings
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
CAUTION
Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure may occur in some patients while on Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
Kidney
Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • If you are undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule.
  • It may cause difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (impotence), decreased sex drive, and ejaculation disorders such as decreased amount of semen produced or decreased sperm count.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Silosure-D 8mg/0.5mg Capsule.

FAQs

Q. What is benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition as men get older. It is also called as prostate gland enlargement. Symptoms include frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia) and inability to completely empty the bladder.
Q. Can the use of Silosure-D cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Silosure-D can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients due to the effect of sildosin in it. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications to the use of Silosure-D?
The use of Silosure-D is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to silodosin or dutasteride or any other inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease.
Q. Can I use Silosure-D if I am pregnant?
No, you should avoid taking Silosure-D as dutasteride in it may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. If dutasteride is used during pregnancy or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking dutasteride, the patient should be informed of the potential hazard to the fetus.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Silosure-D?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. Which is the best time to take Silosure-D?
It is best to take Silosure-D after meals. The capsules should be swallowed whole. Follow proper advice from the doctor and do not miss the dose.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 28th Sep 2018.
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