It is usually advised to take the dose of Silofast 8 Capsule daily with a meal. Prefer taking it at the same time of the day. In patients with any kidney impairment, the dose is reduced by the doctor. Patients who are unable to swallow the capsules can open the capsule and sprinkle the powder on a tablespoon of apple sauce. Consume this mixture immediately within 5 minutes without chewing and drink a glass of cool water immediately afterwards.
Q. Can I undergo cataract surgery while taking Silofast 8 Capsule?
In some cases, Silofast 8 Capsule has shown specific side effect on the eyes. It has been observed that during an eye surgery the iris tends to get floppy and pupil size becomes small in patients taking Silofast 8 Capsule. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Silofast 8 Capsule. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.
Q. Can Silofast 8 Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?
Silofast 8 Capsule usually does not affect erectile function. However, Silofast 8 Capsule may cause other sexual problems like ejaculatory dysfunction and failure to ejaculate. If you experience any side effects or uneasiness while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Silofast 8 Capsule lower blood pressure?
Yes, Silofast 8 Capsule may cause a drop in blood pressure. This most commonly occurs while taking the first dose of this medicine. Hence, you should be cautious while driving, operating any machinery, or doing any important work during the initial days of treatment. Consult your doctor before you start taking this medication.
Q. What is Silofast 8 Capsule used for?
Silofast 8 Capsule is a medicine given for the treatment of difficulty in urination, urinary dribbling, a strong urge to urination, and frequent urination during the night. It is also used to relieve other symptoms associated with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. It works by reducing the tension in the muscles of the urinary tract like the prostate gland and urethra. It facilitates an easier flow of urine through the urethra, and hence, is very useful in men with difficulty of urination.
Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Silofast 8 Capsule?
You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Silofast 8 Capsule can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Silofast 8 Capsule can further deteriorate the condition. It could also lead to increased chances of drop in blood pressure in a few sensitive patients. As a result, there could be increase in chances of fainting which could be dangerous.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.