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Silowin 4 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Silowin Capsule

Silowin 4 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.

Always take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. It should be taken orally with food. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. But, before taking it, inform doctor if your suffering from any liver or kidney disease. If you have to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma than inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine.

It is usually well tolerated. However, it may produce some mild side effects such as dizziness, so avoid driving or doing things that need mental focus. 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. You should avoid drinking fluids (especially alcohol, caffeine) a few hours before going to bed or going out.

Uses of Silowin Capsule

Silowin Capsule side effects

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

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

How Silowin Capsule works

Silowin 4 mg Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.

Silowin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Silowin 4 mg Capsule 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Silowin 4 mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Silowin 4 mg Capsule during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CAUTION
Silowin 4 mg Capsule may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Silowin 4 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silowin 4 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silowin 4 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Silowin 4 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silowin 4 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Silowin 4 mg Capsule in these patients.

What if you miss a dose of Silowin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Silowin 4 mg Capsule, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Silowin 4 mg Capsule helps in relieving the symptoms of enlarged prostate. It does not decrease the size of the prostate.
  • Silowin 4 mg Capsule 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.
  • Silowin 4 mg Capsule 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 Silowin 4 mg Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Silowin

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What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
Prostate enlargement benign more than five yeats
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please share your all symptoms in detail.
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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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