Information about Silodosin

    Silodosin uses

    Silodosin is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    How silodosin works

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

    Common side effects of silodosin

    Dizziness, Ejaculation disorder

    Available Medicine for Silodosin

    • ₹144 to ₹213
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹159 to ₹230
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹144 to ₹251
      Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹124 to ₹226
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹152 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

    • Fully effective within 2 weeks in most men, but some men show improvement within hours or days of starting treatment.
    • Does not decrease the size of the prostate or prevent it from growing. Some men will eventually need surgery to relieve their symptoms.
    • No or mild side effects even on long-term use. Low strength (asthenia), sleepiness and a slight fall in blood pressure may occur.
    • Retrograde ejaculation may occur as a side effect but should disappear when treatment is stopped.
    • It may affect your eye muscles; this should be harmless unless you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.

    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 01 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)