Silofast 8 mg

Description silodosin 8 mg
SKU 1430
Generic For Rapaflo
Strength 8mg
Generic Name Silodosin
Manufacturer Cipla
Pack Size Qty Price Per Pill or Unit Price Cart
30 Capsule/s US$ 0.72 US$ 21.73
60 Capsule/s US$ 0.72 US$ 43.47
90 Capsule/s US$ 0.72 US$ 65.21
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Silofast 8 mg

The doctors generally prescribe Silofast 8 mg containing Silodosin (active ingredient) to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The condition of an enlarged prostate is often referred to as Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Silofast does not shrink the prostate but works by relaxing the smooth muscles of the bladder and prostate. This helps to relieve lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH, which includes difficulty in beginning the urine, weak flow of urine, and the need to urinate urgently during the middle of the night.  Silodosin oral capsules are available as the brand name drug Rapflo. It should only be given to adult men with BPH symptoms.

Clinical Use of Silofast 8 mg

Silofast 8 mg contains the active ingredient Silodosin, which is an alpha-blocker and is used for the treatment of the signs of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It does not treat high blood pressure. BPH associated lower urinary tract symptoms are highly prevalent in older men. Silofast is the first-line treatment for BPH symptoms.  The aim of this medical therapy s to improve lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life and to prevent associated complications such as upper urinary tract dilation and urinary tract retention. 

Dosing Information

Take Silofast 8 mg capsules with a meal. Take the medicines exactly as your health care expert told you. Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better following a few day treatments. Let your health care professional know of your kidney and liver problems.  Notify your ophthalmologist about Silodosin if you are told to undergo an eye surgery due to cataract or glaucoma. The medicine is usually well-tolerated and safe to use. Following simple lifestyle changes can help manage your condition better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, also do not strain to push your empty balder. Avoid drinking alcohol or coffee a few hours before going to bed.

Warnings and Precautions

Like other alpha-blockers, Silodosin is also associated with a reduction in blood pressure. Drop-In blood pressure can occur in an individual during treatment with Silofast. Patients may also experience dizziness or weakness, and if this is the case, the patient should sit or lie down until the dizziness disappeared. Men using this alpha-blocker drug should be cautioned to avoid situations where injury could lead to syncope. Patients with severe renal and hepatic impairment should not take this medicine. Concomitant administration with drugs like ketoconazole, itraconazole ritonavir, and clarithromycin should be avoided. Inform your health care provider if you are planning cataract surgery and notify your ophthalmologist or eye expert that you are using Silodosin preparation.

Side Effects of Silofast 8 mg

The most common side effects associated with the use of Silodosin are diarrhoea, dizziness, nasal congestion, headache, orthostatic hypotension, and nasopharyngitis. Silofast may cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure, which could contribute to dizziness or fainting. The risk is even higher if you begin the treatment. During such times, avoid situations where there are increased chances of getting injured if you faint.

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