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Silodosin

Information

Uses

Silodosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph)

How it 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

Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder

Available Medicine

  • ₹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

  • 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

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.

Content on this page was last updated on 17 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)