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Silofast 8 mg is highly indicated to treat the male patient suffering from an enlarged prostate gland or benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Silodosin is the primary active ingredient present in this drug. It acts by relaxing the smooth muscles of the body. The drug belongs to a special category of alpha-blocker medications that are very effective in the male patient for treating BPH. It is available in the form of capsules intended for oral administration.
Silodosin acts as a potent and specific antagonist of alpha receptor channels, which are exclusively lined up in the male prostate gland, urinary bladder, and urethra. In effect, the smooth muscles of this area in the body are completely relaxed, leading to the smooth flow of urine and relief from the other symptoms of BPH (painful urination, difficulty urination, leakage of urine, urgency in urination, and dribbling at the end of the urinary system.
Silofast 8 mg should be consumed orally with enough water. Do not chew or crush the capsule. When you take this medicine, make sure to follow all the instructions and precautions carefully. Silofast 8 mg controls your condition but does not cure the medical complication. It is thus advisable to take the drug as long as the doctor recommends, even if you find yourself well. Do not stop the medicine without a doctor’s advice.
Do not take Silodosin 8 mg if you are allergic to it or any of the components of this medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have a cataract or other eye surgery before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have low pressure, liver, or kidney disorder or using medications for other diseases. Silofast is specially formulated for men; women should not take this medicine. The medicine is also not intended for use in children. The product may cause dizziness, so drive or operate machinery with caution. Limit alcohol intake while receiving Silodosin 8 mg as it could give rise to dizziness.
Silofast may interact with blood pressure-lowering pills, antifungal agents (ketoconazole, itraconazole), antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin), immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine), antiviral drugs ( ritonavir), and erectile dysfunction drugs (sildenafil, tadalafil).
In some cases, Silofast capsules may cause common side effects such as ejaculation disorders, diarrhoea, dizziness, nasal congestion, and orthostatic hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure leading to dizziness while standing). Most of these adverse effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, you should speak to your doctor if you develop persistent side effects.