Silotime 4mg Capsule

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Silotime 4mg Capsule

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₹12.4/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Silotime Capsule

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Uses of Silotime Capsule

Silotime 4mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Side effects of Silotime Capsule

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Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder.

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How to use Silotime 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 Silotime 4mg Capsule with food.
Avoid Silotime 4mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Silotime Capsule works

Silotime 4mg 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 Silotime Capsule

Expert advice for Silotime Capsule

  • Silotime 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.
  • Silotime may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
  • If you're undergoing eye surgery due to cataract or Glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Silotime.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Silotime 4mg 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
Silotime 4mg 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 Silotime 4mg 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 Silotime 4mg Capsule. If you are affected in this way, your ability to drive may be impaired.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Silotime 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silotime 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Silotime 4mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Silotime 4mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silotime 4mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Silotime 4mg Capsule in these patients.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Pah 20mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Silotime 4mg 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 Silotime better than Tamsulosin?
Silotime 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 Silotime more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.
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