Silodosin Is Used By Men To Treat The Symptoms Of An enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-Bph). It Does Not Shrink The prostate, But It Works By Relaxing The Muscles In The Prostate And The bladder. This Helps To Relieve Symptoms Of bph such As Difficulty In Beginning The Flow Of Urine, Weak Stream, And The Need To Urinate Often Or Urgently (including During The Middle Of The Night).
Silodosin Belongs To A Class Of Drugs Known As Alpha Blockers.
Do Not Use This medication to Treat high Blood Pressure.
How To Use Silodosin
Take This medication by Mouth as Directed By Your Doctor, Usually Once Daily With A Meal.
If You Have Difficulty Swallowing This Medication Whole, You May Sprinkle The Entire Contents Of A Capsule On A Small Amount (such As A Tablespoon) Of Cool Soft Applesauce Just Before Taking. Swallow The Mixture Right Away (within 5 Minutes). Do Not Chew The Mixture, And Do Not Save It For Future Use. Do Not Use Hot Applesauce. Drink A Glass Of Cool Water After Each Dose.
Silodosin May Cause A Sudden Drop In Your blood Pressure, Which Could Lead To dizziness or fainting. This Risk Is Higher When You First Start Taking This Drug, After Your Doctor Increases Your Dose, Or If You Restart Treatment After You Stop Taking It. During These Times, Avoid Situations Where You May Be Injured If You Faint.
To Avoid Injury From Dizziness Or Fainting, Your Doctor May Tell You To Take Your First Dose Of Silodosin With Food At bedtime so That Your Body Can Get Used To Its Effects.
The Dosage Is Based On Your Medical Condition And Response To Treatment.
Take This Medication Regularly To Get The Most Benefit From It. To Help You Remember, Take It With The Same Meal Each Day.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, Or Ejaculation Problems May Occur. If Any Of These Effects Persist Or Worsen, Tell Your Doctor Or pharmacist promptly.
To Reduce The Risk Of Dizziness And Lightheadedness, Get Up Slowly When Rising From A Sitting Or Lying Position.
Remember That Your Doctor Has Prescribed This medication because He Or She Has Judged That The Benefit To You Is Greater Than The Risk Of Side Effects. Many People Using This Medication Do Not Have Serious Side Effects.
Tell Your Doctor Right Away If You Have Any Serious Side Effects, Including: fainting.
Rarely, Males May Have A Painful Or Prolonged Erection Lasting 4 Or More Hours. If This Occurs, Stop Using This Drug And Get Medical Help Right Away, Or Permanent Problems Could Occur.
A Very Serious allergic Reaction to This Drug Is Rare. However, Get Medical Help Right Away If You Notice Any Symptoms Of A Serious allergic Reaction, Including: rash, itching/Swelling (especially Of The Face/Tongue/Throat), Severe Dizziness, trouble Breathing.
This Is Not A Complete List Of Possible Side Effects. If You Notice Other Effects Not Listed Above, Contact Your Doctor Or Pharmacist.
Before Taking Silodosin, Tell Your Doctor Or pharmacist if You Are Allergic To It; Or If You Have Any Other allergies. This Product May Contain Inactive Ingredients, Which Can Cause Allergic Reactions Or Other Problems. Talk To Your Pharmacist For More Details.
Before Using This medication, Tell Your Doctor Or Pharmacist Your Medical History, Especially Of: kidney Disease, liver disease, low Blood Pressure, Certain eye Problems (Cataracts, glaucoma).
This Drug May Make You Dizzy. Alcohol Or marijuana (Cannabis) Can Make You More Dizzy. Do Not Drive, Use Machinery, Or Do Anything That Needs Alertness Until You Can Do It Safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk To Your Doctor If You Are Using Marijuana (cannabis).
Before Having Surgery (including Cataract/Glaucoma eye surgery), Tell Your Doctor Or Dentist If You Are Taking Or Have Ever Taken This Medication, And About All The Other Products You Use (including prescription Drugs, Nonprescription Drugs, And Herbal Products).
Older Adults May Be More Sensitive To The Side Effects Of This Drug, Especially dizziness and Low blood Pressure when Getting Up From A Sitting Or Lying Position. These Side Effects Can Increase The Risk Of Falling.
During pregnancy, This Medication Should Be Used Only When Clearly Needed. Discuss The Risks And Benefits With Your Doctor.