Silofast 4 is a ‘alpha-blocker,’ a class of drugs used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) in men. Urination pain, difficulty urinating, excessive urination, and urge incontinence are some of the symptoms (inability to hold urine for a long time). Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disorder in which the prostate gland enlarges owing to cell multiplication, most commonly in males over the age of 50. The prostate gland’s growth is non-cancerous in nature.
Silofast 4 contains ‘Silodosin,’ which relaxes smooth muscles in the prostate and bladder by blocking receptors (alpha-1) that cause them to contract. BPH symptoms such as nighttime urination, sudden urge to urinate, difficulty urinating, and straining while urinating are reduced as a result, and the capacity to urinate is increased with higher urine flow/output.
Silofast 4 should be taken with food. The tablet should not be chewed or broken; it should be swallowed whole with water. Silofast 4 should only be taken if a doctor has prescribed it. Depending on your medical condition, you should take Silofast 4 for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Some typical adverse effects include ejaculation problems (orgasm with diminished or no sperm), dizziness, diarrhoea, stuffy nose (nasal congestion), and orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) (sudden lowering in blood pressure leading to dizziness on standing). The majority of these adverse effects do not necessitate medical treatment and will subside with time. However, if you are experiencing these adverse effects on a regular basis, you should consult your doctor.
Continue taking Silofast 4 for as long as your doctor recommends to effectively treat your condition. Please do not discontinue using Silofast 4 without consulting your doctor, as this could result in recurrent symptoms. If you have low blood pressure, liver illness, or kidney disease, tell your doctor before using Silofast 4. Silofast 4 is just for men; women, especially those who are pregnant or lactating, should avoid taking it. Because the safety and efficacy of Silofast 4 have not been demonstrated, it should not be administered to children. Due to the fact that Silofast 4 induces dizziness, drive with caution. Alcohol consumption should be avoided or limited when taking Silofast 4, since it may cause dizziness. Before using Silofast 4, tell your doctor about your medical history and medications to rule out any possible negative effects.
Silofast is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlarged prostate).
Silofast 4 is an alpha-blocker medication used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which affects predominantly males over the age of 50. Painful urination, difficulty urinating, excessive urine, and urinary urgency are some of the symptoms. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a medical disorder characterized by an expansion of the prostate gland caused by cell growth. Silofast 4 relaxes the muscles of the bladder and prostate gland by inhibiting the receptors (alpha 1) found in the prostate, bladder, and urethra (urinary pipe). This reduces the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and makes it simpler to pass urine, resulting in increased urine output and flow.
Silofast 4 should be taken with food. The tablet should not be chewed or broken; it should be swallowed whole with water. Silofast 4 should only be taken if a doctor has prescribed it. Depending on your medical condition, your doctor will tell you how long you should take Silofast 4.
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Silofast 4 Side Effects
Silofast 4, like all drugs, can produce adverse effects, though not everyone gets them. The most common side effects of Silofast 4 include ejaculation problems (orgasm with diminished or no sperm), dizziness, diarrhea, stuffy nose (nasal congestion), and orthostatic hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure leading to dizziness upon standing). If you’re experiencing these adverse effects on a regular basis, talk to your doctor.
If you are allergic to Silodosin, alpha 1 blockers, or any of its ingredients, do not take it. Continue taking Silodosin for as long as your doctor recommends to effectively treat your problem. Silodosin should not be stopped on its own because it can cause recurrent symptoms. If you have low blood pressure, liver illness, or kidney disease, tell your doctor before using Silodosin. If you’re having cataract surgery, talk to your doctor before taking Silodosin because cases of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) have been reported. Silodosin is solely for men; women, especially those who are pregnant or lactating, should avoid using it. Because the safety and efficacy of silodosin have not been proved, it should not be administered to youngsters. Dizziness is a side effect of silodosin, so drive carefully. Alcohol should be avoided or limited when using Silodosin because it can cause dizziness.
Interactions Between Drugs
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN DRUGS: Antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole), blood pressure medications (verapamil, metoprolol, diltiazem), antivirals (ritonavir), immune suppressants (cyclosporine), antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin), and erectile dysfunction medications may interact with silodosin (tadalafil, sildenafil).
INTERACTIONS WITH Eating AND DRUGS: Take Silodosin with or after food to lessen the severity of side effects. Alcohol should be avoided or limited when using Silodosin because it can cause dizziness.
INTERACTION WITH DRUG-DISEASE: Silodosin may interact with hypotension (low blood pressure), liver impairment, and severe renal impairment.
Alcohol consumption should be avoided or limited when taking Silodosin because it can cause dizziness.
Silodosin is solely prescribed for men; women, especially pregnant women, should avoid taking it.
Silodosin is only for men; women, especially those who are breastfeeding, should avoid taking it.
When you rise up from a laying or sitting posture, silodosin might produce an abrupt drop in blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). As a result, after taking Silodosin, it is not recommended to drive or operate heavy machinery.
If you have severe liver disease, you should not use silodosin. If you have any worries about this or if you have a liver problem, please visit your doctor.
It’s possible that you’ll need to modify your dosage. If you have any worries about this or if you have kidney impairment, please visit your doctor.
No habit formation
Diet and way of life Advise
Urinate as soon as the urge arises.
Excessive coffee and alcohol usage should be avoided.
Maintain a nutritious diet and get some exercise on a regular basis.
Kegel exercises can help to strengthen pelvic muscles.
Yoga or meditation might help you relax and de-stress. Urination frequency can be increased if you’re nervous.
If you’ve had cataract surgery, tell your doctor before taking Silodosin because it could alter your pupil during the procedure. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) has been discovered in some patients.
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Concerns of Patients
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate, a tiny, muscular gland in the male reproductive system that surrounds the urethra, grows abnormally large. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a disorder that causes an expansion of the prostate gland as a result of cell proliferation. This causes the prostate gland to expand, causing the urethra to squeeze and restrict urine flow. Painful urination, trouble urinating, excessive urination, incomplete urination, urine leakage, dribbling at the end of the urinary stream, and urgency in urination are all indications of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Because of changes in male sex hormones, an enlarged prostate is a common symptom of men as they age.
Silodosin relieves the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia by inhibiting the receptors (alpha 1) on the prostate gland, bladder, and urethra (urine pipe), allowing the muscles of the bladder and prostate to relax, making it simpler to pass urine.
In rare situations, silodosin might produce dizziness and sleepiness. So, only drive if you’re alert, and don’t drive or use machinery if you’re dizzy or tired.
Silodosin causes ejaculation problems include retrograde ejaculation (orgasm with little or no semen) and anejaculation, which can impact fertility (inability to ejaculate semen). This, however, is a transient effect that can be reversed once Silodosin is stopped. If you’re thinking about starting a family, talk to your doctor.
Alcohol should not be consumed while using Silodosin. When you use Silodosin with alcohol, you may experience very unpleasant side effects like dizziness and lightheadedness.
Silodosin may cause diarrhea as a negative effect. If you have diarrhea, drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fiber-rich foods. Consult your doctor if you notice blood in your stools (tarry stools) or if you have a lot of diarrhea. Do not self-medicate with anti-diarrheal medication.
Silodosin may cause orthostatic hypotension as a side effect. Standing dizziness is caused by orthostatic hypotension, which is an abrupt drop in blood pressure. If this happens to you, don’t try to stand up or walk right away; instead, lie down and gently get up when you feel better. To avoid such unpleasant incidents, Silodosin users are recommended to monitor their blood pressure readings on a frequent basis.
Silodosin should not be taken after it has expired. Expiry refers to the last day on which the manufacturer guarantees the medicine’s potency (strength). Check the expiration date on a regular basis and properly dispose of any drug that has passed its expiration date.
During cataract surgery, silodosin may damage the pupil of the eye. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) has been reported in some persons who have taken this type of medicine (alpha 1 blockers), so consult your doctor before taking Silodosin.