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Silofast 8 mg
Silofast 8 mg is prescription medicine for treating BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia - it is a common disease among men) condition. The medicine comes in the form of a capsule and contains Silodosin as the active ingredient. Silodosin belongs to alpha-blockers (a class of drugs). Silofast 8 mg controls the sign and symptoms of BPH effectively, but it does not decrease the size of the prostate. Patients suffering from severe kidney or liver function are advised not to use the medicine.
The commonly reported symptoms of BPH include urinary frequency, nocturia, and urinary urgency. These symptoms affect the quality life of a man who is suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia conditions. The uncommon condition may also result in severe complications like bladder stones, acute urinary retention, renal insufficiency, urinary tract infections, renal failure, and hematuria.
The first line of treatment in BPH patients depends on the severity and presence of symptoms. Adrenergic receptor antagonists are commonly used as the first-line treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH.
How to Use Silofast 8 mg? (infographics and instructions)
Silodosin, an active ingredient of Silofast blocks the action of adrenergic chemicals which causes the contraction of muscles in the prostate and bladder. Silofast capsule relaxes the smooth muscles that relieve the pressure exerted by the prostate gland on the urine tube attached to the bladder. The medicine help and improves urine to flow easily and reduces BPH symptoms by preventing the blockage in the bladder.
Follow the medicine course properly to get the most benefit from it. You might need to follow the course of this drug for at least 2 to 4 weeks' time. In between, if your symptoms don't show any improvement you can visit your doctor to change the dose. Following simple lifestyle changes can help in treating the condition better. Go for a urinate when you feel the urge, also do not strain to push yourself to empty the balder. Avoid drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol for a few hours before going to bed.
Take a medicine under the supervision of a physician, and follow the exact dosage as recommended by him once a day after meal. Try to take the dose at the same time every day to avoid to miss the dose.
In case if you find difficulty in swallowing the capsule, you can sprinkle the content (power) of a capsule on a spoon and consume it with normal water. Do not chew the mixture or keep it for the next dose.
The dosage will be set by your physician only based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Precautions (Things to remember, allergy, and warnings)
One should not take Silofast 8 mg if he is allergic to its active ingredient (Silodosin), or if he may have kidney or liver disease. Also, a patient should not take if he has a history of orthostatic hypotension, or taking medications that can interact with Silodosin.
Side Effects of Silofast 8 mg?
The most common reported side effects of Silodosin 8 mg are:
- Abnormal ejaculation,
- Postural hypotension,
- Weakness and nausea.
If you experience a persistent painful erection, visit a doctor for medical attention.
Silodosin may cause a sudden drop in your BP level which could lead to faintness or dizziness. This risk is higher for a patient who is taking this drug for the first time.