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    Information about Silodosin

    Silodosin uses

    Silodosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    How silodosin works

    Silodosin relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate gland which helps in easy passage of urine and also decreases the urge to urinate again and again.

    Common side effects of silodosin

    Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder

    Available Medicine for Silodosin

    • ₹135 to ₹195
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹148 to ₹215
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹131 to ₹230
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹114 to ₹226
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹139 to ₹229
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹216 to ₹355
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹203
      Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹250
      Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹135 to ₹195
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹135 to ₹200
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Silodosin

    • Silodosin 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.
    • Don't stop taking Silodosin suddenly. Talk to your doctor first.
    • Avoid standing up suddenly from sitting or lying position as you may feel dizzy, lightheaded, and fainting may occur. Silodosin is best taken at bedtime to avoid these problems.
    • Silodosin can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Take special precaution if you have to drive, use machines or do any activity that needs alertness.
    • Inform your doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any surgery like cataract surgery.
    • Inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney or liver disease.
    • Silodosin is not meant to be used by women

    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.
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    Q. Is Silodosin better than Tamsulosin?
    Silodosin 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 Silodosin more commonly causes retrograde ejaculation and its dose may need to be decreased in patients with renal disease.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)