Silofast 4 Capsule is an alpha-adrenergic antagonist that is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It helps to relieve symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. However, it does not decrease the size of the prostate.
Silofast 4 Capsule is advised to take it in a dose and duration as per prescription. It should be taken with food, but take at the same time regularly. Swallow the medicine as a whole without crushing or chewing it. You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting the doctor as it may lead to the worsening of your symptoms. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy of the medicine.
Simple lifestyle changes can help you manage your symptoms better. Try to urinate as soon as you feel the urge, however, never strain or push to empty your bladder. You should avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic drinks at night and a few hours before going to bed or going out.
Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. If you have to undergo eye surgery due to cataracts or glaucoma then inform your eye doctor about the usage of this medicine. Patients with liver or kidney disease must be cautious while receiving the prescription, and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.
BENEFITS OF SILOFAST CAPSULE
In Treatment of Benign prostatic hyperplasia
When your prostate gland becomes enlarged it can cause urinary problems such as difficulty passing urine and the need to go to the toilet frequently or urgently. It can also cause urine flow to be slower. If not treated, there is a risk that your urine flow will be completely blocked. Silofast 4 Capsule works by relaxing muscles in the bladder and prostate. So, it can rapidly relieve the symptoms and make it easier for you to urinate. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed for maximum benefits.
HOW TO USE SILOFAST CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Silofast 4 Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW SILOFAST CAPSULE WORKS
Silofast 4 Capsule is an alpha blocker. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
Silofast 4 Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Silofast 4 Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Silofast 4 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Silodosin is not indicated for use in women.
Silofast 4 Capsule may cause dizziness or weakness due to low blood pressure. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Silofast 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silofast 4 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Silofast 4 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Silofast 4 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Silofast 4 Capsule in these patients.
Interaction with drugs
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SILOFAST CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Silofast 4 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Silofast
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Blurred vision
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
- Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
Q. What is Silofast 4 Capsule used for?
Silofast 4 Capsule is a medicine given for the treatment of difficulty in urination, urinary dribbling, a strong urge to urination, and frequent urination during the night. It is also used to relieve other symptoms associated with benign enlargement of the prostate gland. It works by reducing the tension in the muscles of the urinary tract like the prostate gland and urethra. It facilitates an easier flow of urine through the urethra, and hence, is very useful in men with difficulty of urination.
Q. When should I take Silofast 4 Capsule?
It is usually advised to take the dose of Silofast 4 Capsule daily with a meal. Prefer taking it at the same time of the day. In patients with any kidney impairment, the dose is reduced by the doctor. Patients who are unable to swallow the capsules can open the capsule and sprinkle the powder on a tablespoon of apple sauce. Consume this mixture immediately within 5 minutes without chewing and drink a glass of cool water immediately afterwards.
Q. Can I undergo cataract surgery while taking Silofast 4 Capsule?
In some cases, Silofast 4 Capsule has shown specific side effect on the eyes. It has been observed that during an eye surgery the iris tends to get floppy and pupil size becomes small in patients taking Silofast 4 Capsule. This makes the operation difficult and tedious. Hence, you should always inform your eye specialist about any history related to the use of Silofast 4 Capsule. Also, the doctor should be informed about all the medication that you are on before starting the treatment.
Q. Can Silofast 4 Capsule cause erectile dysfunction?
Silofast 4 Capsule usually does not affect erectile function. However, Silofast 4 Capsule may cause other sexual problems like ejaculatory dysfunction and failure to ejaculate. If you experience any side effects or uneasiness while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Does Silofast 4 Capsule lower blood pressure?
Yes, Silofast 4 Capsule may cause a drop in blood pressure. This most commonly occurs while taking the first dose of this medicine. Hence, you should be cautious while driving, operating any machinery, or doing any important work during the initial days of treatment. Consult your doctor before you start taking this medication.
Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Silofast 4 Capsule?
You must consult your doctor before you start taking these medications. Silofast 4 Capsule can sometimes cause low blood pressure and fainting. Taking sildenafil along with Silofast 4 Capsule can further deteriorate the condition. It could also lead to increased chances of drop in blood pressure in a few sensitive patients. As a result, there could be increase in chances of fainting which could be dangerous.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.