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Silodosin + Dutasteride

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How Silodosin + Dutasteride works

Silodosin + Dutasteride is a combination of two medicines: Silodosin and Dutasteride, which relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Silodosin is an alpha-blocker. It works by relaxing the muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so as to allow easy passage of urine. Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor which helps in shrinking the prostate gland by decreasing the level of the hormone which helps the prostate gland grow.

Common side effects of Silodosin + Dutasteride

Ejaculation disorder, Impotence, Headache, Dizziness, Decreased libido, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Nausea, Abdominal pain, Breast enlargement in male, Breast tenderness in male
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Available Medicine for Silodosin + Dutasteride

Silodal-DSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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Rapilif-DIpca Laboratories Ltd
280 to ₹4564 variant(s)
Silotime-DIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
499 to ₹7492 variant(s)
SilduraRPG Life Sciences Ltd
235 to ₹4674 variant(s)
Silocap-DOverseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
4602 variant(s)
Prostagard-DAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
170 to ₹2352 variant(s)
Maxvoid PlusAlkem Laboratories Ltd
332 to ₹13003 variant(s)
Alphacept-DLupin Ltd
302 to ₹4974 variant(s)
Flospurt-DZydus Cadila
3241 variant(s)
Silorap DHetero Drugs Ltd
3631 variant(s)

Expert advice for Silodosin + Dutasteride

  • You have been prescribed Silodosin + Dutasteride to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Take it approximately 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Silodosin + Dutasteride may cause dizziness or blurring of vision. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • If you are scheduled to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma, inform your eye doctor about the usage of Silodosin + Dutasteride.
  • It may cause difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection (impotence), decreased sex drive, and ejaculation disorders such as decreased amount of semen produced or decreased sperm count.
  • Do not donate blood for 6 months after taking the last dose of Silodosin + Dutasteride.

Frequently asked questions for Silodosin + Dutasteride

Silodosin + Dutasteride

Q. Is Silodosin+Dutasteride effective?

Silodosin+Dutasteride is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Silodosin+Dutasteride too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What is benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also known as prostate gland enlargement. It is a common condition in older men. BPH may cause symptoms like frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia) and inability to completely empty the bladder.

Q. Can the use of Silodosin+Dutasteride cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Silodosin+Dutasteride can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. These symptoms could be due to the presence of silodosin in the medicine. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Silodosin+Dutasteride?

The use of Silodosin+Dutasteride is considered to be harmful in patients who are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with underlying kidney or liver disease. If not sure, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Silodosin+Dutasteride?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Is Silodosin+Dutasteride safe?

Silodosin+Dutasteride is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What is the best time to take Silodosin+Dutasteride?

It is best to take Silodosin+Dutasteride after meals. The capsules should be swallowed whole; do not chew or split. Follow the doctor’s advice properly and do not miss the dose.


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